Vitabiotics named as major sponsor for Science Museum galleries

Vitabiotics named as major sponsor for landmark £24 million Science Museum galleries which will house one of the biggest medical exhibits in the world

Vitabiotics, the UK’s number one vitamin company, is delighted to be announced as a major contributor towards the Science Museum’s forthcoming Medicine Galleries.

Vitabiotics will sponsor the The Body’s Building Blocks section of the Medicine Galleries, which will celebrate one of the largest and most significant medical collections in the world.

The Body’s Building Blocks, which will sit inside the Medicine and Bodies gallery, was chosen by Vitabiotics and the Lalvani family for a £1 million contribution in recognition of the Science Museum’s commitment to create the world’s leading centre for the public understanding of medicine.

Vitabiotics founder and Chairman, Prof. Kartar Lalvani, OBE, said: “Vitabiotics has always put scientific research at the core of its products and philosophy, with the message Science of healthy living."

"We are therefore immensely proud to support this project at the iconic Science Museum and, given our understanding of the importance of vitamins and minerals in the body, we are delighted to be supporting The Body’s Building Blocks section of the Gallery, which is especially close to our heart."

“Vitabiotics was the first ever vitamin company to receive the Queen’s Award for Innovation, on the basis of its scientific research and has a greater and more diverse range of clinical studies on its products than any other vitamin supplement brand.”

The Medicine and Bodies gallery is one of five new galleries at the Science Museum, which will be part of the Medicine Galleries.

Visitors arriving to this spectacular new space will be greeted by a specially commissioned sculpture by artist Marc Quinn entitled Self-Conscious Gene. Opening in autumn 2019, the Medicine Galleries will be free to visit and open all year round.

More than 2500 extraordinary medical artefacts spanning 500 years of history and based on the collections of Sir Henry Wellcome and the Science Museum will be on display in the Galleries, which will become the largest exhibition space within the Museum.

Keeper of Medicine and Lead Curator of the Medicine Galleries, Natasha McEnroe, said: “The Medicines and Bodies gallery will host a truly extraordinary collection of the most significant objects in medical history to help visitors discover how the medical tools, techniques and knowledge developed in the past continue to shape the practise and our experience of medicine today.”

Ian Blatchford, Director of the Science Museum, said: “We are delighted that Vitabiotics and the Lalvani family have joined the group of supporters who are helping us realise our ambitious plans to create the world’s greatest Medicine Galleries.”

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