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July 17, 2019


Evonik and Perstorp sign joint research agreement

 
 


Evonik and Perstorp have signed a research agreement for the development of new animal nutrition products and are furthermore investigating future options for commercial partnerships.


The joint approach combines Evonik's access to the gut health simulation system and probiotics portfolio with Perstorp's ester technology platform for efficient and safe acid application. Specifically, the products to be developed will be aimed at improving the gut health of animals while maintaining the same performance as antibiotic growth promoters.


Roger Mann, executive vice president of Animal Nutrition at Perstorp, says, "As a leading specialty chemicals innovator, we help prevent antibiotic resistance from becoming an even bigger problem by offering alternative, more sustainable solutions for sound and profitable animal production.


"We're excited by the opportunity this partnership with Evonik brings to build on the expertise of both companies to tackle this global challenge."


Dr. Christoph Kobler, head of Product Line Sustainable Healthy Nutrition at Evonik, adds, "Both companies believe that the challenges of antimicrobial resistance in animal production can only be tackled with a holistic approach, using new and innovative solutions instead of the preventive use of antibiotics. This approach will help to ensure that sustainable livestock production remains possible without resorting to that intervention."

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