BioResource International, Inc., a North Carolina agricultural biotechnology company, announces that their research team presented its latest results on thermostable keratinase improving the nutritive value of feather meal at the 2011 meeting of the Poultry Science Association. The company also served as a bronze sponsor for the event.
The conference, held July 16-19 in Saint Louis, MO, marked the 100th meeting of the Poultry Science Association. It was held jointly with the American Association of Avian Pathologists and had close to 800 industry leaders in attendance. Highlights included symposiums on animal nutrition, policy and regulatory issues, as well as recent scientific breakthroughs.
“We attend this meeting every year to present our latest developments and to learn about trends in the future of animal agriculture," said Giles Shih, Ph.D., BRI chairnman and CEO. “We also use this meeting to find opportunities for further advancement. BRI is on the forefront of feed enzyme technology and our collaboration with other industry leaders has played an important role in our success.”
To date, BRI technology has resulted in two products in worldwide distribution: Versazyme® and Valkerase®. Expected to exceed $10 million in 2011 revenues. The company’s enzyme technology improves the utilization of protein in animal feed, which in turn decreases the amount of corn and soy necessary to grow poultry to market size.