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Nuscience presents Aromabiotic® MCFA at the 2nd International Symposium on Alternatives to Antibiotics in Paris, France

fri, 16 dec 2016
Nuscience, global leader in solutions for animal nutrition and health, presented Aromabiotic® MCFA (Medium Chain Fatty Acids) as a solution in the fight against anti-microbial resistance at the 2nd International Symposium on Alternatives to Antibiotics. Held in Paris, France, from 12-15 December 2016, the symposium was organized by the USDA with the support of the OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health). Nuscience contributed to the success of the symposium by virtue of its Gold level sponsorship.

A globally proven and patented solution
The objectives of this 2nd International Symposium were to highlight promising research results and novel technologies that provide alternatives to antibiotics for use in animal health and production, assess challenges associated with their commercialization and use, and provide actionable strategies to support their development.

The symposium focused on 5 product categories that could reduce the use of medically important antibiotics in animal health and production: 1) vaccines; 2) microbial-derived products; 3) phytochemicals; 4) immune-derived products; and 5) chemicals.

A group of close to 300 people − scientists, regulators, and industry representatives, who have a stake in animal health, agriculture and public health − were able to learn about Aromabiotic® MCFA as a globally proven and patented solution to reduce the use of medically important antibiotics in agriculture.

The advantages of MCFAs
Nuscience opted for the pure and multi-activated free medium chain fatty acids with high direct anti-microbial properties and no side-effects on feed intake. Besides the fact that there is no reported antibacterial resistance against Aromabiotic® − and that no resistance is expected to develop − MCFAs have other advantages. Since their activity is at low pH (i.e. in the stomach), they mainly affect the incoming pathogenic bacteria. The good microbiota − primarily present in the small intestine (pH 6.5) − will not suffer from this antibacterial activity. Most antibiotics don’t have a selective antibacterial activity and will therefore be detrimental to the microflora of the
host. Moreover, a significant portion of antibiotics will be excreted into the environment, leading to adverse environmental issues. In contrast, MCFAs are sustainable products derived from nature. In the meantime, Nuscience has extended its health platform with more innovations such as synergistic combinations of MCFAs with phytogenics (M-prove®), and MCFAs with other organic acids (Vitacid®). All for the benefit of the global community searching to reduce the use of antibiotics.

“As we move into the 21st Century, and the demands for food products increase to meet the nutritional needs of a growing world population, finding alternative strategies to improve animal
health and production has become a global issue, and a critical component of efforts to alleviate poverty and world hunger,” commented Dr Cyril G. Gay, Chairman of the Symposium and National Program Leader USDA. This is completely in line with Nuscience’s ‘Challenge, Change, Care’ strategy and the solutions offered by the company’s two business units, Nutrition4U and