AB Vista, Avivagen partner to develop antibiotic alternative for aquaculture
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
AB Vista and Avivagen signed a supply agreement that is expected to expand the adoption and use of OxC-beta™, in a number of high-value feed production markets worldwide. The landmark eight-year deal will see AB Vista become the exclusive distribution partner for OxC-beta™ for poultry, swine, ruminants and aquaculture uses in the United States, Brazil and Thailand.
“This is a truly transformative partnership for Avivagen, and one that stands to benefit not only us and AB Vista but feed and livestock producers in the Americas and Asia as well,” said Kym Anthony, chief executive officer, Avivagen. “We’ve had a lot of interest from potential partners for OxC-beta™, but AB Vista’s expertise and track record set it apart. With their industry-leading technical knowledge and know-how, we are confident that this agreement will drive considerable adoption of OxC-beta™ and growth for Avivagen over the better part of the next decade.”
As a part of the agreement, AB Vista and Avivagen will also collaborate on future development efforts, including advancing opportunities for OxC-beta™ use for aquaculture purposes, such as shrimp production. Aquaculture represents a new category for OxC-beta™ use, following considerable success with poultry, swine and ruminants in markets worldwide.
“We pride ourselves on bringing pioneering, high-value products and services to the global animal feed market. We believe OxC-beta™ could be one of the next great innovations and advancements in animal nutrition, and we’re excited to be able to deliver this great product to our customers,” said Juan Ignacio Fernández, managing director, AB Vista. “Based on the extensive technical data supporting the role OxC-beta™ can have in reducing production reliance on antibiotics, we are confident our customers in the United States, Brazil and Thailand will have a high demand for such a differentiated product.”
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