One example of a research area is the potential of probiotic bacteria to prevent urinary tract infections, which is very common among women suffering from incontinence.
The agreement enables the companies to share know-how in related areas, but from completely different perspectives.
SCA is one of the largest companies in personal care products, with the Libresse and TENA brands. As global market leader for incontinence products, Ingela Torstensson believes that it is particularly relevant for SCA to pursue development beyond the current work boundaries:
“The cooperation is a good example of open innovation, which in this case means that we take ideas from our own company and identify an external environment that offers optimal development potential. It is clear that we have complementary expertise and, given our knowledge of innovation programmes, it would not be surprising if we were to achieve results in entirely unexpected areas.”