DSM opens new analytical center at BIOMIN research center
Thursday, October 7, 2021
Royal DSM opened its new Analytical Center of Excellence in Tulln, Lower Austria. The state-of-the-art facilities will be used to conduct nutritional analyses which will form the basis for helping farmers to radically improve the nutrition, health and sustainability of livestock.
The Analytical Center of Excellence consists of 200m2 of new laboratory space and complements the existing R&D facilities on-site at the BIOMIN Research Center. Scientists at BIOMIN, which became part of DSM in October 2020, will use sophisticated tools including liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) and high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) equipment to conduct analyses of the nutritional content of the animal feed and premixes at an unprecedented scale. Results of this scientific analysis will be used by DSM and BIOMIN experts in supporting farmers worldwide in improving the nutrition and health of farm animals and the sustainability of the industry.
DSM recently announced a series of quantifiable commitments aimed at addressing the urgent societal and environmental challenges linked to how the world produces and consumes food. This includes a commitment to enable a double-digit on-farm reduction of livestock emissions by 2030.
The official opening was attended by a number of distinguished guests including Lower Austrian Governor Johanna Mikl-Leitner and Dutch Ambassador Aldrik Gierveld. Dutch Ambassador Aldrik Gierveld said that “the new footprint including a new Analytical Center of Excellence is an illustration of the strong cooperation between the Netherlands and Austria, where high-level expertise is exchanged in order to drive sustainable innovation.”
Ivo Lansbergen, president DSM Animal Nutrition and Health said that “with this important new addition to the BIOMIN Research Center, we are sending a strong signal about our commitment to radically improve the sustainability of livestock farming, as well as to the importance of our scientific research in Austria. Farmers can and should be the heroes of the necessary transformation to a more sustainable and equitable food system, and we want to help them. As part of DSM’s global network, we are a leading provider of sustainable feed and animal health solutions. Together we make it possible.”
Photo caption: Chair Supervisory Board DSM Thomas Leysen, co-CEOs DSM Dimitri de Vreeze and Geraldine Matchett, Governor of Lower Austria Johanna Mikl-Leitner and Dutch Ambassador to Austria HE Aldrik Gierveld mark the 1st anniversary of BIOMIN and sister company Romer Labs as part of DSM at DSM Austria headquarters in Getzersdorf.
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