January 29, 2020


AB Vista showcases world's first 'stimbiotic' product at IPPE




AB Vista profiles Signis, the world's first 'stimbiotic' product, at this year's IPPE exhibition, taking place from January 28-30 in Atlanta, US.


Having recently hosted the first International Fibre Summit, AB Vista will be bringing to the show a host of expert insights into the changing role of dietary fibre in monogastric nutrition from this event.


Visitors to the company's stand (A949) discover ways in which fibre can be exploited for improved animal performance, as well as having the opportunity to learn about a new functional additive, categorised as 'stimbiotic'. 


AB Vista's research director Dr. Mike Bedford explains, "The concept of stimbiotic involves products that have the ability to stimulate the development of a fibre fermentable microbiome.


The stimbiotic concept is different to how prebiotics are described; rather than adding a product in high concentration to be used as a substrate for hindgut fermentation, the stimbiotic concept is about including a low concentration of products that are used as a signal or kickstarter, driving the microbiome to ferment the fibre that is already present in the gut."


AB Vista's experts will demonstrate how Signis accelerates the development of a fibre-degrading microbiome and increases nutrient digestibility, enabling nutritionists to improve fermentation of fibre sources that would otherwise be undegraded.


During the event, AB Vista's global technical manager Gilson Gomes discusses how to "Improve Gut Function and Animal Performance by Stimulating a Fibre Fermenting Microbiome" at the Tech Talk, taking place on January 29 from 2.30 PM in Hall A – Booth A246. 


Gomes outlines the value of such information: "Exploring the changing role of fibre in monogastric nutrition is key in helping nutritionists and producers gain a deeper understanding of the beneficial bacteria that ferment fibre – for improvements across animal performance and welfare."


Producers and nutritionists will also be able to access up-to-date fibre news and research following the launch of AB Vista's new website, internationalfibre.com