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BRI Participates In NCSU Park Scholars Leadership Seminar

BioResource International, Inc. (BRI) CEO Dr. Giles Shih participated in an Ag Biotech Leadership Seminar on Friday, April 4, 2014 at the NC Biotechnology Center. Organized by the NC Biotechnology Center and the NC State University Park Scholars program, the objective of the event was to introduce Class of 2017 Park Scholarship recipients at NC State University to the professional careers and leadership experience of successful businessmen and women in the agriculture, life sciences and food industries.  Dr. Giles Shih was one of five speakers to talk about his professional career, leadership challenges he has faced and his perspective on the need and value of future leaders in the fields of agriculture, biotechnology and food production in a seminar entitled “Genetic Engineering and Sustainable Farming: Solutions to Food Insecurity." The Park Scholars Ag Biotech Leadership speakers included:

  • Dr. Heiri Gugger, former President of Syngenta and CEO of Paradigm Genetics
  • Dr. Giles Shih, CEO of BioResource International, Inc.
  • Dr. Cynthia Sollod, Director, Science and Technology Development, NC Biotech Center
  • Dr. Marshall Stewart, Special Assistant to the Dean and Director for Leadership and Strategy, College of Agriculture and Life Science, NC State University
  • Jacob Traverse, Director AgBiotech Enterprise and Technology Development, NC Biotech Center
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BioResource International, Inc Expands Enzyme Portfolio with Launch of Xylamax™

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.—March 31, 2014— RTP-based agricultural biotechnology company BioResource International, Inc. (BRI) announces the launch of Xylamax™, its latest high performance enzyme created to help producers economically deliver more meat in a safe and sustainable way. Xylamax is an intrinsically thermo-stable 1,4-beta-xylanase enzyme that delivers consistently high levels of energy release and improved digestibility in animal feed. “Xylamax is BRI’s newest offering in a line of high performance enzymes for the animal agriculture industry,” said BRI CEO Giles Shih. “Consistent with our mission to develop innovative solutions to help producers feed the world, we designed Xylamax to be effective in the wide range of feed qualities and production conditions that exist around the world.” Xylamax breaks down non-starch polysaccharides (NSP) in grain cell walls, activating the release of valuable nutrients for digestion by the animal’s natural enzymes. Xylamax also reduces the viscosity of intestinal contents by more than 50%, which accelerates nutrient digestion. These combined actions optimize energy availability to the animal, resulting in improved growth and gut health. “Performance testing conducted by internationally-recognized independent poultry research institutions, found that Xylamax significantly increases feed conversion rates,” adds BRI Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer J.J. Wang. “We are confident that producers using Xylamax will recognize its benefit as a versatile cost management tool, allowing them to better adapt to constantly changing feed ingredient costs and qualities. ” To assist producers with in-field use of Xylamax, BRI has developed XylaQuick™, a qualitative in-feed colorimetric kit that allows easy, fast on-site testing of the Xylamax enzyme activity within feed. XylaQuick is available exclusively with the purchase of Xylamax. BRI’s products are available through global and regional animal feed distributors. For specifics please contact BRI at

BioResource International, Inc Granted Good Manufacturing Practices Certification

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.—February 21, 2014—BioResource International, Inc. (BRI), an agricultural biotechnology company specializing in the research and development of enzymes, has received the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Certification for its manufacturing facility in Apex, North Carolina. Certification was granted by SGS International, the recognized global authority in certification of food manufacturing processes and safety regulations.

“Earning the GMP Certification is a part of our commitment to ensure BRI products consistently meet our high quality standard,” said BRI Director of Operations Brian Spencer. “By adhering to the processes inherent in the GMP program, our customers and partners can be assured that our facility is kept in top condition, equipment is properly maintained, employees are trained and qualified, and processes are reliable and reproducible” SGS International is a world leader and global benchmark in food testing services. A leading independent third-party service provider, SGS International offers efficient solutions to help safeguard quality, safety and sustainability throughout all stages of the global food supply chain. “Standards such as GMP have long been associated with food and additives for human consumption.  We believe that quality standards are just as important for products designed for animal consumption,” adds BRI COO Julian Young. “As the producer of the best selling protease enzyme on the market, we are committed to the continuing development and production of high-performance, high-quality solutions to meet the needs of the animal agriculture industry.

BRI Sponsors 20th Annual Taste of Hope Gala

BioResource International, Inc. (BRI) continues its support of the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle through sponsorship of the 20th Annual Taste of Hope Gala that was held on January 26th at the Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, North Carolina. BRI has supported the organization since 2009. “Our dedication to feeding the world starts at home and so it is with great pride that we sponsor the 20th Taste of Hope Gala,” said BRI CEO Dr. Giles Shih. “The services the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle provides to fight hunger in our local community aligns with our passion for helping farmers to produce more food in a sustainable manner to feed the world.” For 20 years, The Taste of Hope Gala has been the annual signature fundraising event benefitting the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. The six-course gala dinner was made possible by top local chefs who graciously donated their time and talent to create a food experience beyond any available at a single location in the Triangle.