|Private (subsidiary of Manus Bio)|
|Predecessor||G. D. Searle & Company|
|Founded||1985, as a division of Monsanto|
|Headquarters||Augusta, Georgia, USA|
|Ajikumar Parayil CEO|
The company states that neotame is used in more than 1,100 products and consumed by some 150 million people worldwide.
Aspartame was invented by chemists at G. D. Searle & Company in 1965. Searle was bought by Monsanto in 1985. In March 2000, Monsanto, which was then a subsidiary of the Pharmacia corporation, sold NutraSweet to the private equity firm J.W. Childs Associates. In July 2018 Manus Bio Inc. bought the former NutraSweet plant in Augusta, Georgia with plans to reopen the plant and manufacture a zero-calorie natural sweetener.
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- Cline, Damon (July 3, 2018). "Biotech company acquires NutraSweet plant, will create 50 jobs". The Augusta Chronicle.
- Saunders, Jessica (July 6, 2018). "Biotech firm buys former sweetener plant in Richmond County, Ga". Atlanta Business Chronicle.