Food Dive and senior reporter, Megan Poinski, covered our multi-year agreement with MARS in a Dive Brief.

PIPA, an acronym for Process Integration & Predictive Analytics, is bringing AI to life sciences and food. The company’s LEAP system includes biomedical databases, scientific publications, clinical trials and datasets from studies dealing with biological molecules.


This system can discover associations among molecular and food-related items with microbes and diseases, paving the way for more functional food items to be created. PIPA had previously worked with Mars — which has a significant pet food and veterinary division — to use veterinary health data to develop the Renaltech diagnostic tool to predict kidney disease in cats.

Read the deep dive on Food Dive