Nestle, Waters collaborate to develop new vitamin tests The Nestle (NSRGY) Institute of Health Sciences and Waters (WAT) have begun working together on a new research project which could one day lead to the development of made-to-measure vitamin combinations tailored to individual needs. The collaboration initially aims to develop a new generation of tests for measuring the amount of vitamins in body fluids such as blood and urine. It builds on NIHS's expertise in nutrients and micronutrients research, and Waters' state-of-the-art analytical technologies. Current laboratory analyses of nutrients in biological samples lack sensitivity, are slow and can only measure a limited number of molecules at once. This project will develop new methods that can measure a broad range of nutrients and micronutrients, particularly vitamins and their related metabolites in a quick way.