Colgate-Palmolive Company, an ADEA Corporate member, announced on February 1 an alliance with The Forsyth Institute, an ADEA Member Institution, to advance cutting-edge research in oral health and its effect on overall systemic health. Forsyth and Colgate will work together to expand scientific, dental, and medical knowledge for long-term product development. Colgate will provide financial support over five years for the creation of the Colgate-Forsyth Center for Advancement of Global Oral Health.
The Center’s research is expected to yield unique diagnostic tools and innovative preventive and therapeutic approaches to improve oral health. The alliance will provide Colgate with exclusivity for leading-edge science and technology emerging from Forsyth’s scientists who engage in Center research. Forsyth will also gain from the development of the intellectual property of its world-class faculty.
Reuben Mark, chair and CEO of Colgate-Palmolive said, “Partnering with the world’s most prominent oral care researchers should lead to identification of leading-edge science and transform exciting, innovative discoveries into new products. External research partnerships are an important part of our plan to strengthen oral care innovation.”
Dominick P. DePaola, president and CEO of The Forsyth Institute and a past president of ADEA, said, “We are looking forward to working with Colgate to accelerate the promise of today’s scientific research. Establishing this Center will enable our scientists to bring new technologies to the benefit of the public at a much faster rate."