September 2014: The Neurophenols team will presenting at the BENEFIQ, an international forum on health ingredients, which will be held on September 24-25th 2014 in Québec City.

Juin 2014: Alexandre Dal-Pan, Post-doc researcher at INAF, has participated at ISANH Congress at Lisbonne, the june 5th 2014.

December 2013: Nutrineuro laboratory has participated at the last meeting of the Institute of Nutrition Aquitaine Québec (INAQ), the december 10th 2013, in Bordeaux.

October 2013: Julien Bensalem, ACTIV’INSIDE PhD student linked to NUTRINEURO laboratory, won a Young Investigator Award at the " 6th International Congress on Polyphenols and Health" (ICPH6), in Buenos Aires (Argentina), the october 19th 2013.

May 2013: The Neurophenols Project was awarded for the Prix Agrimip des Lycéens 2013. This award is given to honor collaborative projects between scientific, technological, industrial and organizational large groups and academic research, in France (Aquitaine, Bretagne, Pays de la Loire) and Canada (Québec).



  • How did the idea of such a project emerge?

The idea of the Neurophenols project came from a desire to respond to the public health problem of the cognitive decline. Indeed, with the increasing life expectancy, this concern affects more and more people. Preventing the decline by food is an innovative approach supported by the results of epidemiological and intervention studies*. In order to carry out this project, the involvement of industrial as well as scientific teams was essential, from scientific research, to the marketing of food supplements, through the development of active ingredients. Hence, this synergistic collaboration was created between the different parties to carry out as well as make possible this innovative major project.

*An intervention study is a clinical study (with a strict protocol) in which selected individuals receive (usually) either placebo or a product to test. Our clinical study on Neurophenols is an intervention study.