Meet Team Epinutra

Richard Hampson, Ph.D

Co-founder and CEO of Epinutra
  • Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral training in UK and USA.
  • Over 10 years of experience in translational research and commercialization.
  • Research group leader in biotechnology industry.
  • 17 peer-reviewed publications.
  • Co-inventor on two granted patents and published applications.

Luciana Vieira de Moraes, Ph.D

Co-founder and CSO of Epinutra

  • M.Sc., Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral training in Immunology.
  • Over 20 years of experience in research and integrated research management.
  • Extensive experience with preclinical disease models.
  • 24 peer-reviewed publications.

Albert Bredenoord, MD, Ph.D

Scientific advisor and
PI of clinical studies

  • Gastroenterologist & Research Professor at Academic Medical Centre (AMC), Amsterdam
  • Has been active for 10 years in the field of benign esophageal diseases.
  • His clinic hosts the largest population of patients with GERD in The Netherlands.
  • Over 100 publications including peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and guidelines.
  • President of a European Esophagus Research Association (EUREOS).

Will van den Tweel, Ph.D

Head of Commercial Development
  • Ph.D in Industrial Microbiology.
  • 30 years of experience in leading international innovation projects, business management and client relationship at DSM.
  • Ex-CEO Reverdia BV.
  • Managed projects at chief responsibility levels with over 50 persons and multiple 10’s of millions of €
Anne Niemel

Product Ambassador

  • Is interested in mucosal wellbeing for very personal reasons of long-term health.
  • Founder of EoEFood, blog author and community manager.


January 2022

Our discovery technology was published in Frontiers in Pharmacology.

December 2021

Revised benesco™ is launched: smaller lozenge, same soothing properties, tooth-friendly, sugar-free and 100% nature-derived. Spot the new packaging! Available February 2022.

October 2021

EIT Food Venture Summit in Malaga

Great to be present live and explain benesco™ with a felt esophagus.

June 2021

EIT Food Accelerator Network (FAN)

Very happy to be selected for the EIT FAN 2021. This is a great support for us to achieve our next goals!

November 2020
EIT Food Venture Summit

Delighted to be selected to tell Epinutra’s story in our pitch at @EIT-Food’s virtual #VentureSummit20 (17-18 Nov):

August 2020
EIT Food Investment

Great news to receive the investment from “EIT food Covid-19 Bridge Fund”. Support to start our clinical trial and accelerate benesco™ roll-out!

May 2020

Big thanks again to StartLife on taking a look at where we come from and where we want to go.

April 2020

Thanks to the investment by Rabobank, benesco™ launch in the Netherlands can now go ahead!

Spring 2019

We graduated from the StartLife Accelerate Program and our connection continues – we thank them for their confidence and financial backing (totaling 85k€).