How a “Perfect Storm” Ushered in the Modern Biotechnology Era

Year after year, biotechnology products take up more space in the world’s collective pool of innovative output. According to Ernst and Young’s Beyond Borders: Global Biotechnology Report 2012, biotech companies raised an impressive $33.4 billion in funding in 2011, and these investments continue to fuel cutting-edge advances and applications in a wide variety of fields…

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What Makes a Biotech Business Unlike Any Other Business?

Are you thinking of starting a biotechnology company? Perhaps you’re a scientist, a physician, or an engineer who’s developed a new technology. Perhaps you’re an entrepreneur with an interest in the life sciences. Or perhaps you’re an executive at a life science company and would like to venture out on your own. Whatever your background,…

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BRI Named a Finalist for the NCTA 21 Awards

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC (October 8, 2012) ⎯ The North Carolina Technology Association has named BioResource International, Inc. (BRI) a finalist in the Fastest Growing Company category of the 2012 NCTA 21 Awards. The NCTA is a not-for-profit, membership driven trade association and the primary voice of the technology industry in North Carolina. The most…

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Enzymes and the Optimization of Lower Value Feed Ingredients

As the price of feed ingredients continue to rise, poultry producers will need to increase the use of alternative, lower cost ingredients to mix into their feed. Some of these lower cost ingredients include the by-products of animal production, the use of which makes economic and environmental sense.  Enzymes can assist in recovering the nutritional…

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Natural Feed Enzymes and the “Low Emission Chicken”

Most chickens and pigs in the United States are raised in concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). By congregating and feeding thousands of animals in a controlled area, CAFOs increase the efficiency of animal production. However, these operations also produce large amounts of waste that, if not properly managed, can have a detrimental impact on the…

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5 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Protease Feed Enzyme

Poultry producers have been using commercial feed enzymes since the late 1980s to improve the digestibility of feed. Phytases were the first enzymes to gain commercial acceptance, and carbohydrases were introduced soon after. As described in a previous blog post, when added to feed, phytase maximizes the available phosphorous essential for cell growth and repair,…

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