VitalNext was founded in May 2013 by a number of experts in the fields of Life Sciences, Medical Sciences and the field of consumer products with health benefits. These include the University Medical Center of Groningen (NL), Galapagos NV, Nutramin BV, van Herk Ventures and Rein Strijker.

With this intiative the founders aimed to build a bridge between the world of life sciences on the one hand and the market for consumerproducts with health benefits on the other hand. They believe that there is a significant need for innovation and new products that will help us living longer more healthy. Not so much by curing diseases, but by preventing or delaying them. They are convinced that the combined knowledge and expertise of technology, medical developments and consumer markets will contribute to the worldwide increasing demand of ‘healthy ageing’.

The existing technology base formed by the input of Galapagos, UMC Groningen and technology acquired from DNage BV forms a strong platform to develop new ideas and new products in this growing market.