Who we are

We are passionate about nutrition science and innovation and like to assist our customers by bringing their nutrition and health products to market more efficiently, more sustainably, with benefits based on science, and with a clear nutritional story enduring success.

Sandra Einerhand is the founder and head of Einerhand Science & Innovation, an award-winning nutrition and health consultancy that she founded in 2015. In 2020, Einerhand Science & innovation won the Luxlife Food and Drink award for being the best European Early Life Nutrition Consultancy. In 2021, Sandra Einerhand received the Nutrachampion Award and the company received the Go Global Award in the Health Tech category. 

Sandra Einerhand is also the co-founder and chair of the Nutrition Consultants Cooperative (NCC) in the Netherlands. The NCC is a cooperative of 8 independent nutrition consultants working in the Netherlands on global multidisciplinary projects. Einerhand Science & Innovation and NCC work together on multi-disciplinary projects in case that better fits our clients’ needs and wishes.

On a freelance basis, she is also active as Fellow of Presans, a Paris-based open innovation service provider. Together with Presans, we provide companies the world’s leading talents and experts on demand. Companies can tap into our comprehensive network of 6 million talents, scientists and technologists to tackle the most complex industrial challenges. 

Before 2015, Sandra Einerhand worked as Scientific Program Director for Danone Nutricia Research, and as Nutrition and Health Director for Tate & Lyle Ingredients and Lipid Nutrition. She was leading R&I programs to bring new infant formulas and food ingredients to the market with scientifically proven benefits yielding several patents.

Sandra Einerhand worked the first part of her career as assistent and associate professor in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at the ErasmusMC and at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. She has experience in (infant/medical/senior) nutrition, life sciences, health claim substantiation, GRAS and novel food applications and in testing safety and efficacy of (natural) food ingredients like prebiotics, lipids, plant-based ingredients among others. She led multidisciplinary teams focusing on innovative programs involving (pre)clinical research, product development, quality & safety of different foods and food/feed ingredients. She has set-up up many international collaborations and has a large international network in industry and academia.

Sandra Einerhand started her career as a molecular biologist with expertise in yeast fermentation and DNA modification and obtained her PhD in Biomedicine. She has worked as assessor for the Dutch council for accreditation auditing different national diagnostic or research laboratories according to the ISO standards. She is co-inventor on several patents and is author of >100 international scientific papers, editorials, and chapters in international books and has given lectures at >100 international conferences and exhibitions. She obtained many different (inter)national grants for her research.


For more detailed biography of Sandra Einerhand, please have a look at the below list or at the linkedin site and/or the research gate site.

Our vision

To make a sustainable health difference for people and planet by turning innovative science into sustainable business

Our values

Respect, Integrity, Creativity and Honesty

Our strengths

Service, Experience, Efficient and Knowledge

Our solutions

Our publications

Can Lactoferrin, a Natural Mammalian Milk Protein, Assist in the Battle against COVID-19? Nutrients 2022, 14, 5274. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14245274

Science paving the way towards good nutrition from birth to adolescence. Panel discussion on Infant Nutrition in Agrofood Industry Hi-Tech vol 32 Dec 2021

Gastric protein digestion of goat and cow milk infant formula and human milk under simulated infant conditions, Int J  Food Sci Nutr 2021 May 6;1-11. doi: 10.1080/09637486.2021.1921705

Gut microbiota in early life and its influence on overall health and well-being. Agro FOOD Industry Hi Tech – vol. 29(6) – November/December 2018, 31

Human milk oligosaccharides: a hot topic at the Nutrition and Growth conference in Paris Agro FOOD Industry Hi Tech – vol. 29(2) – March/April 2018, 28-29

Abscisic Acid: A Novel Nutraceutical for Glycemic Control. Front Nutr. 2017 Jun 13;4:24. doi: 10.3389/fnut.2017.00024. eCollection 2017. Review.

Carbohydrate quality of nutrition in the first thousand days of life Agro FOOD Industry Hi Tech – vol. 28(2) – March/April 2017, 48-51

The Microbiome: the problem of C-section babies Agro FOOD Industry Hi Tech – vol. 28(4) – July/August 2017, 50-51

Infant formula brought closer to breast milk thanks to prebiotic oligosaccharides. Agro FOOD Industry Hi Tech – vol. 27(2) – March/April 2016, 20-24

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