The Healthy Bite 2021 Virtual Edition

The Healthy Bite was launched as the first ever venue enabling a focused exchange on the newest findings in functional and active ingredients for oral care formulations. The Healthy Bite is bringing together world leading experts in functional and active ingredients for oral care formulations. New findings and solutions will be on display and presented to formulators, to support cutting edge innovations along with economic advantages. Time for discussion and networking makes the forum a great marketplace to meet the experts and obtain the latest findings.
The Healthy Bite 2020 could unfortunately not take place as a in-person event, due to COVID-19. Instead Omya hosted a webinar in coorporation with Mintel, the world’s leading market intelligence agency, offering unique access to insights and the latest developments in the Oral Care market, focusing on trends and innovation within the industry.

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In May 2019, the first Healthy Bite conference took place in Lucerne, Switzerland. About 50 participants from leading global companies, universities and institutes took part in lectures and a panel discussion, aiming on essential aspects for the successful formulation, testing and marketing of oral care products. The feedback on this initial conference was hugely positive, so much that Omya will continue hosting Healthy Bite events. 
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The format of the event was very good! Bringing together different representatives along the value chain, provides the best opportunity to discuss, to understand & to learn.

– Fraunhofer

The Healthy Bite Symposium is a unique platform to connect with Oral Care manufacturers, suppliers, scientists and service providers in a very pleasant environment.

– Jungbunzlauer

It was a great event to meet experts from this specific market segment. Great opportunity for networking. 

– DuPont Tate & Lyle

It's very impressive how you've identified the opportunity to gather all the players & specialists in the field to gather & discuss the latest developments in the category. 

– Mintel

Very good opportunity to address new application/product solutions and to learn more from other participants. I am looking forward to joining again in the future!

– Jungbunzlauer

Great networking opportunity!

– Colgate

A compact review of the multiple aspects faced by the oral care industry complemented with future trends, challenges and needs.

– Independent Consultant

We enjoyed the event a lot & we truly believe it was a great learning and knowledge exchange platform for all participants.

– Mintel


June 8-9, 2021


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Sign up now for your free of charge ticket and profit from our varied virtual program. On June 8, we will focus on ingredient and market trends. On June 9, we will dive further into the scientific trends and have a look into the broad topic of oral wellness. Already excited? Sign up now!

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As specialist in quality dairy ingredients, Ingredia is a major player in the global industry of dairy ingredients by developing and producing products emanating from milk cracking, including well-know milk-derivate bioactives such as lactoferrin. Lactoferrin has been proven to have antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties – notably on the oral care segment.

Ingredia – Dairy Experts

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For more than 200 years Honeywell has been a respected pioneer in supplying high-quality fine chemicals and specialty organic and inorganic compounds to the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Our products are used by global market leaders in a variety of laboratory, consumer and industrial applications including drug discovery, toothpaste, water purification, fortified foodstuffs, polymer synthesis, and metal surface treatment and finishing.  


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PQ Corporation is a global provider of chemicals, catalysts, and services that enable environmental improvements, and enhance consumer products. Under the Sorbosil brand PQ manufactures ECOCERT-certified amorphous silicas for oral care, exfoliation, aesthetics and rheology control. 

PQ Corporation

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Pure Production is among the leading CBD producers in Europe and Cannabis derived products have been its specialty from the very beginning. The company produces high quality CBD products in Switzerland, such as extracts, flower and cosmetics in bulk and for White Label clients.

Pure Production

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The Centre of Dental Medicine at the University of Zurich is one of four dental university centers in Switzerland. It has approximately 400 employees and comprises six clinics, an institute, and a central administration department. The University of Zurich is 2021 ranked 11th worldwide for dentistry in the QS World University Ranking by subject and promotes research at the highest level. 

University of Zurich

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The Fraunhofer Gesellschaft is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. With 75 institutes all over Germany, it provides research for customers and contractual partners in industry, the service sector and public administration. Fraunhofer IMWS is a methodologically oriented research institute in the material sciences and materials engineering disciplines. 


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Mintel is the expert in what consumers want and why. As the world’s leading market intelligence agency, our analysis of consumers, markets, new products and competitive landscapes provides a unique perspective on global and local economies. Since 1972, our predictive analytics and expert recommendations have enabled our clients to make better business decisions faster.


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Recordings |


Taylor McCormick
Market Insights and Consumer Trends
Ian McKeown
PQ Corporation
Natural Silicas for Oral Care
Jared O'Connell
The Therapeutic Function of Oral Care in Our Lives
Christian Werner
The Therapeutic Function of Oral Care in Our Lives
Julie Auger
Lactoferrin in Oral Care
Elsa Trotier
Lactoferrin in Oral Care
Marcel Lex
Just bead it! Unique Visual & Active Effects for Oral Care Formulations
Prof. Patrick Schmidlin
University of Zurich
The exposed sensitive tooth neck - The naked truth
Dr. Andreas Kiesow
Advanced material sci. & customized models to design convincing in vitro proof of efficacy of Oral Care products
Alessia Zahner
Pure Production
Cannabidiol (CBD) in the dental industry - A must have ingredient
Tanja Budde
Mineral solution helping to fight the cause for sensitive teeth
2:00 p.m.
Stefan Lander, Omya
Jared O'Connell & Christian Werner, Honeywell
Ian McKeown, PQ Corporation
Market Insights and Consumer Trends
The Therapeutic Function of Oral Care in Our Lives
Natural Silicas for Oral Care
2:10 p.m.
Marcel Lex, Omya
Julie Auger & Elsa Trotier, Ingredia 
Lactoferrin in Oral Care
Day 1 - Tuesday, June 8th, 2021
Market and Ingredient Trends
Just bead it! Unique Visual and Active Effects for Oral Care Formulations
Taylor McCormick, Mintel
2:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
3:20 p.m.
3:40 p.m.
Day 2 - Wednesday, 9th, 2021
Scientific Trends and Oral Wellness
Stefan Lander, Omya
10:00 a.m.
10:10 a.m.
The Exposed Sensitive Tooth Neck - The Naked Truth
Prof. Patrick R. Schmidlin, University of Zurich
Advanced Material Science and Customized Models to Design Convincing in vitro Proof of Efficacy of Oral Care Products
Dr. Andreas Kiesow, Fraunhofer
Cannabidiol (CBD) in the Dental Industry - A Must Have Ingredient
Alessia Zahner, Pure Production
Mineral Solution Helping to Fight the Cause for Sensitive Teeth
Tanja Budde, Omya
10:45 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
11:35 a.m.

Speakers at The Healthy Bite 2021

We are delighted to have a diverse selection of speakers from not only the commercial but also scientific side with us on board for The Healthy Bite 2021 Virtual Edition. Want do learn more about our presenters?

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In 2021, The Healthy Bite 2021 again was held online as a 2-day webinar event. Between June 8-9, oral care experts shared their knowledge and insights in 
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