The new partner has the exclusive rights to manufacture meal replacement shakes for the UK firm’s GoFigure weight management range.
OptiBiotix said the deal helps “de-risk” its supply chain. It follows on from a tie-up last week with Denmark’s Fipros, which will produce food additive SlimBiome under license for distribution across the EU.
“The [latest] agreement helps us lower the cost of trade in case of a hard Brexit, supports our existing and future European distributors, and builds contingency into the supply chain: a key requirement from large retail partners who do not want to be single-sourced,” Dr Fred Narbel, managing director of OptiBiotix's prebiotics division said in a statement.
“In addition, Laboratoire PYC has a large portfolio of product formulations which can be formulated with SlimBiome enabling us to increase the number of applications, extend our product range, and shorten the development of new GoFigure, SnackSmart and SnackWell products without incurring significant development costs."
The company has developed or is developing products and treatments for obesity, high cholesterol, diabetes and skincare that target the human microbiome, a bacterial ecosystem found in the gut and on the skin.