July 6, 2015


New SANPHAR Animal Health Research Center officially opens in Vietnam




The grand opening ceremony of the new SANPHAR Research Center for Animal Health took place at Nong Lam University in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on June 30, 2015.


More than 150 guests, including representatives from the local government, academia, and the livestock industry, attended the grand opening ceremony of the research centre at Nong Lam University.


The ceremony marks the start of a five-year agreement between SANPHAR Vietnam Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of SANPHAR Asia Pte. Ltd. (part of the ERBER Group) and Nong Lam University.


SANPHAR has taken over and expanded the microbiological part of the facilities and used

them for epidemiological research and diagnostic services in infectious diseases in livestock. The facilities have been outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment and are able to execute the full range of experiments in modern veterinary bacteriology, virology, parasitology, pathology, serology and molecular biology.


This R&D facility will help SANPHAR gain a thorough understanding of the incidences and

prevalence of infectious diseases in livestock populations and the infectious, as well as the immunological status of single farms throughout Vietnam. It will also serve as a support base for SANPHAR's research and development efforts in Asia.


The facility and SANPHAR staff will also support Nong Lam University's animal science and veterinary faculties in their efforts to educate and train the next generation of animal husbandry professionals and academics.


"With this move SANPHAR is taking an important step in reinforcing its presence in animal health markets in Asia, beyond its roots in Brazil and Latin America," says Kai GRATHWOHL, Managing Director, SANPHAR Asia Pacific.


The opening ceremony coincided with the opening of the BIOMIN Aquaculture Center for

Applied Nutrition at Nong Lam University. BIOMIN, a leader in animal nutrition, is also a part of ERBER Group.