August 21, 2008


Ajinomoto, Sumitomo to hold amino acid symposium in Vietnam
Press Release

On September 24, 2008, in Hanoi, Vietnam, Ajinomoto Co., Inc. and Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd will jointly organise a satellite symposium at the 13th AAAP Animal Science Congress of the Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies.


The 13th AAAP Animal Science Congress would be hosted by the Animal Husbandry Association of Vietnam (AHAV).


Owing to the recent soaring feed prices, use of amino acids is emphasised in animal productions. The practical and effective use of amino acids enables livestock producers to improve productivities and cost-effectiveness of feed ingredients in animal productions.


The theme of the satellite symposium is "Future and practical use of amino acids for animal production" where three animal nutrition scientists working locally in Asia would give speeches. It is hoped that participants would be able to discuss about the practical use of amino acids, as well as the future of animal production.


Ajinomoto Co., Inc. is the world’s largest feed-use amino acids supplier, which provides a stable supply of products such as lysine, threonine, and tryptophan.


The Animal Nutrition Division of the Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. produces and sells DL-Methionine and Liquid Methionine Analog in over 50 countries and is a leading supplier in Asia.