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Delacon enters the aquafeed market with a phytogenic solution

The company introduced Syrena® Boost, a phytogenic solution for all species that targets gut performance and productivity. To date, trial results are available for tilapia.

Delacon enters the aquafeed market with a phytogenic solution
August 5, 2020

Delacon entered the aquafeed market with Syrena® Boost, a new phytogenic solution to serve modern aquaculture practices. The product is a premixture of specific saponins, spices and essential oils that targets gut performance and productivity.

Disease outbreaks, food safety assurance and unstable productivity are just a few challenges in aquaculture. “The phytogenic solution serves an efficient, profitable yet sustainable aquaculture production,” said Delacon’s experts.

The company performed trials on tilapia that showed improved feed intake (6%), a boost in specific growth rate (5%) and a ROI (4:1). “For developing Syrena® Boost, we released our phytogenic expertise. In vivo and in vitro trials underline the performance of the product. It is a natural product with high quality, standardized and proven active ingredients,” said Alex Makol, species leader aqua. Sensitive ingredients of Syrena® Boost are micro-encapsulated. This ensures thermal stability and slow intestinal release of ingredients.

Binh Nguyen Ngoc, Asian regional sales and technical manager aqua, added that “the aqua market is developing fast. Farmers rely on performance and productivity. Additionally, they carefully look at future economic and political factors. Using a full phytogenic feed additive such as Syrena® Boost will be very attractive.”

Delacon’s aquaculture team

Alex Makol, species leader aqua, has been leading the company’s aquaculture line development since February 2017. Makol has been involved in fish nutrition and aquaculture industry for the last 15 years. Alex has an MSc and a PhD from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, focusing on the effect of fatty acids on European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) metabolism physiology and immune system. Before joining Delacon, Alex worked for five years in the feed mill industry as a product developer.

Nguyễn Ngọc Bình joined the company as Asian regional sales and technical manager aqua in March 2020. With over 17 years of expertise in the aquaculture field, he will establish phytogenics as a reliable solution in the Asia region. Prior to Delacon, he worked as aqua technical sales manager in Vietnam and Myanmar, where he had a good relationship with the feed mill and farm system.


Alex Makol, species leader aqua (left) and Nguyễn Ngọc Bình, Asian regional sales and technical manager aqua (right).