March 30, 2017


ERBER Group to build clinical pig health research centre in Thailand



The ERBER Group is set to start the construction of a new clinical research centre for pig health at Kasetsart University's Khamphaeng Saen campus in Nakhon Pathom province, Thailand.


Dr. Erich Erber, founder of BIOMIN and the ERBER Group, and Kasetsart University President Dr. Chongrak Wachrinrat signed a memorandum of understanding at VIV Asia 2017 in Bangkok last March 16 seeking to 'promote the application of technology and innovation in animal nutrition and animal health.'


'I am glad that the ERBER Group family of companies can look forward to close collaboration with eminent Thai specialists and professors on animal health to address key issues for safe and sustainable food', said Dr. Erber who, in 2014 was awarded a PhD degree, honoris causa, by Kasetsart University for his lifetime achievements and contributions to the livestock industry.


The 2,300-square meter research centre, whose construction is set to begin later this year, was designed by swine expert Ferry Entenfellner, in collaboration with Dr. Kai Grathwohl, director of Division R&D and Business Development at Sanphar Solutions, which part of the ERBER Group. 


The state-of-the-art facilities is supposed to be the first of their kind in Asia outside of China and Korea, and will be equipped with advanced HEPA filter ventilation and waste disinfection systems.


Research will focus on biosecurity and development of innovative technologies in the field of animal health, the research agreement said.

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