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Wyeth Nutrition Singapore

The Birth of S-26®

Wyeth® Nutrition develops premium-quality products scientifically-designed to meet the needs of infants and young children, as well as pregnant and lactating mothers. As pioneers in nutritional science, we aim to provide the best nutritional support.

After 25 trials of trying to attain the golden ratio of whey-to-casein ratio of 60:40 in infant milk formula, Wyeth® Nutrition R&D team succeeded on the 26th attempt. To commemorate the successful attempt, the infant formula was then named S-26®.

Milestones

  • 1915
  • 1918
  • 1921
  • 1925
  • 1947
  • 1956
  • 1961
  • 1969
  • 1981
  • 1995
  • 1996
  • 1998
  • 2002
  • 2006
  • 2011
  • 2012

1915

Dr. Henry Gerstenberger starts to develop a formula based on the composition of human milk.

1918

Extensive clinical studies of the formula, named SMA (Synthetic Milk Adapted), were done the Babies’ Dispensary and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland establishing it as a successful feeding alternative for infants.

1921

Results of clinical trials are published, patents are applied for and SMA® formula is licensed to be sold– SMA® the company is born.

1925

International distribution of SMA®

1947

First formula fortified with Vitamin C

1956

First to add expiration dates

1961

Introduction of S-26®, the world’s first whey-dominant infant formula

1969

Nursoy® for lactose intolerant babies introduced

1981

S26® low birth weight introduced

1995

S26® Mama® is introduced

1996

First to discover enhanced source of DHA and AA

1998

Introduction of S-26® Gold® with balanced levels of AA and DHA

2002

First infant formula enriched with Alpha-lactalbumin, a high-quality whey protein

2006

First formula with lutein to help support eye development

2011

Launch of ILLUMA® premium formula in China, the first infant formula to approach the benefits of human milk at the molecular level

2012

Nestle acquires Wyeth from Pfizer. Wyeth is renamed as Wyeth® Nutrition, and became a part of Nestle Nutrition