September 7, 2017
BIOMIN opens 7th Center for Animal Nutrition
BIOMIN recently introduced its seventh Center of Applied Animal Nutrition (CAN), this time in Tulln, Austria. In vivo research will focus on piglet and broiler nutrition.
The experimental trial facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for digestibility tests, kinetics studies biomarker identification and ex-vivo sampling for next generation sequencing analysis.
Franz Waxenecker, BIOMIN director of Development Department, who is responsible for the BIOMIN CAN Network, noted that "the new facilities will help us to establish proof-of-principle and mode-of-action in the R&D of innovative feed additives. The proximity to the BIOMIN Research Center -- itself embedded in a biotech hub -- offers further advantages."
The facility is the seventh investment in a global network of BIOMIN Centers of Applied Nutrition (CAN), the first of which opened in 2005. In recent years, CANs were introduced in Thailand, Vietnam, Brazil and Austria.
Currently, the CAN network activities span poultry, swine and aquaculture. "We are looking to further extend the CAN activity to include ruminants going forward," Waxenecker said. Thus far, ruminant research has been done in cooperation with a number of outside partners and using the BIOMIN Rumen Simulation Model at the BIOMIN Research Center.
BIOMIN devotes considerable resources to both basic scientific research and application-oriented product R&D in order to improve mycotoxin and gut performance solutions available to the livestock and aquaculture industries.
BIOMIN says strong in-house R&D and global cooperation with over 200 leading institutions and organizations form the basis for its development of cutting-edge solutions for customers.