Company Sponsors Annual Conference
Morrisville, NC -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/26/2011 -- BioResource International, Inc. (http://www.briworldwide.com/), a North Carolina agricultural biotechnology company, announces today 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, Missouri, 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.
About the Poultry Science Association (PSA)
The Poultry Science Association is a professional organization consisting of approximately 1,300 educators, scientists, extension specialists, administrators, and producers who are committed to advancing the poultry industry. Since 1908, the Poultry Science Association has maintained a level of prestige that ranks it among the top professional organizations in the field. For over a century, PSA’s member scientists have contributed through their research to the growth of the poultry industry and the development of safer and more nutritious food products for the consumer. Throughout this period, PSA has served – and it continues to serve – as the premier clearinghouse and publisher of basic and applied poultry research in the world.
About BioResource International, Inc.
BRI is an RTP-based biotechnology company focused on harnessing the natural power of enzymes. Through the discovery and development of innovative animal feed enzymes, BRI hopes to create a future for animal agriculture that is both economically and environmentally sustainable from farm to fork. Founded by father and son team Jason and Giles Shih, BRI has developed two products, Versazyme® and Valkerase®, that are distributed to more than 80 countries worldwide. BRI continues to research science-based solutions to aid growing agricultural and industrial markets around the world. For more information, visit http://www.briworldwide.com