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.
BIOMIN Director Development Department, Franz Waxenecker, 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 have been introduced in Thailand, Vietnam and 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,” added Mr Waxenecker. 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. Strong in-house R&D and global cooperation with leading over 200 leading institutions and organizations form the basis for BIOMIN to develop cutting-edge solutions for customers.
More information on BIOMIN R&D can be found here.