Human Milk Glycans Market Outlook
Breastfeeding is a highly effective way of preventing morbidity and mortality in infancy. Oligosaccharides are the third most significant component of human milk that protect against infectious agents which are conjugated and expressed as glycolipids, glycoproteins, and other structures. The conjugated and unconjugated forms of oligosaccharides are together classified as glycans. The human milk glycans, includes oligosaccharides create a major and an innate immunologic mechanism due to which human milk glycans protect breast-fed infants from infections.
Thus, these protective human milk glycans are useful as a basis for the development of new therapeutic and prophylactic agents that inhibit diseases caused by mucosal micro-organisms. Human milk glycans is a significant innovation in infant formula because until now human milk oligosaccharides were only found naturally in breast milk. Now, as a result of extensive research and development activities and advanced technology, companies can repeat these molecules which are similar to those found in breast milk.
Human Milk Glycans Market: Reasons for Covering This Title
Expanding baby food industry, growing baby boomers population globally, increasing proportion of women in employment, growing government campaigns to promote breastfeeding, and benefits associated with human milk glycans provides nutrition, innate immune protection, and offer other developmental benefits to infants are the some of the factors accelerating the growth of human milk glycans market during the forecast period.
Moreover, according to various research studies human milk glycans protect babies with the potential enteric bacteria and expanding health and wellness packaged food trend coupled with the rise in various research and development activities to improve product quality create an opportunity for human milk glycans in the near future. However, stringent government regulations related to infant formula products, and the high cost of ready-to-eat baby food products may hamper the growth of the market during the forecast period.
Global Human Milk Glycans: Market Segmentation
On the basis of form type, the global human milk glycans market has been segmented as –
On the basis of end use, the global human milk glycans market has been segmented as –
Global Human Milk Glycans Market: Key Players
Some of the key players operating in the global human milk glycans market are Mead Johnson Nutrition, Nestlé S.A., Abbott Nutrition, FrieslandCampina, Pfizer Inc., Child Food Co. Ltd., The Kraft Heinz Company, Danone Nutricia, Perrigo Nutritionals, and others.
Region Wise Market Presence of Key Manufacturers in Global Human Milk Glycans Market
Consumers are inclining towards premium products which are apparent in both emerging and developed markets and rise in middle-class population, and expanding disposable income in developing countries are some of the leading factors driving the growth of the global human milk glycans market. Europe is expected to be the leading markets in the global human milk glycans market followed by North America, whereas other regions like the Asia Pacific and MEA are the highly fragmented market for infant formula. Thus, the prominent players are targeting developing countries such as India and China which is the largest and fastest growing human milk glycans market.
Global Human Milk Glycans Market: Key Developments
- In 2017, Nestlé Espana S.A. has created a new infant formula with glycans that imitates two human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) found in breast milk. The human milk oligosaccharides are the third rich, substantial component of breast milk, after fat and lactose. Nestle privileges to be the first company to replicate two human milk oligosaccharides constituents for an infant feeding. Spain is the first country to introduce the product which is distributed to various hospitals and pharmacies.
Opportunities for Global Human Milk Glycans Market Participants
Expanding number of working women, rising per capita expenditure on baby foods, changing lifestyle, growing consumer awareness about the health benefits associated with human milk glycans are the factors due to which human milk glycans market revenue is expected to grow at a rapid growth rate, over the forecast period. Moreover, human milk glycans consist of various nutrients such as proteins, vitamins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals, and others are the primary factor accelerating the growth of the human milk glycans market.
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