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BioResource International, Inc. Academic Research Partners to Present Effects of Xylanase and Protease Feed Enzymes in Poultry and Swine Diets at ADSA – ASAS Joint Annual Meeting

 Research Triangle Park, N.C. — July 12, 2016 —BioResource International, Inc. (BRI), a global biotechnology company specializing in the research, development and manufacture of high-performance enzyme feed additives for optimizing animal nutrition and gut health, announced today that the findings of two research studies using its xylanase feed additive Xylamax™ and market-leading protease feed additive Versazyme® in broiler chicks and nursery pigs will be presented at the ADSA – ASAS Joint Annual Meeting (JAM) July 19 – 23, 2016, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The first study, “Effects of xylanase and protease on gut health and growth performance of newly hatched broiler chickens,” was conducted in collaboration with research partners from North Carolina State University’s Department of Animal Science, including M. P. Herchler, L. Zheng, and Dr. Sung Woo Kim, Ph.D. Study findings will be presented on Wednesday, July 20, at 10:45 a.m. inside Grand Ballroom F. Results from the 28-day study showed that the xylanase and protease enzymes benefited the gut health of the broilers by decreasing digesta viscosity, enhancing gut morphology, decreasing gut oxidative stress and increasing nutrient digestibility.

“As consumer and retailer sentiment continues to put pressure on the use of antibiotic growth promoters in poultry and swine production, it is important to find alternative solutions to maintain gut health and ensure proper growth and development,” explained Dr. Giles Shih, Ph.D., chief executive officer of BRI. “These research results reinforce the positive impact xylanase and protease enzyme feed additives can have on poultry health and nutrition.”

Results from the second research study, “Efficacy of dietary supplementation of protease and xylanase in plant-based diets on growth performance and health of nursery pigs at 6 to 9 week of age,” will be presented on Wednesday, July 20, from 7:15 – 8:15 a.m. inside Exhibit Hall A/B. Conducted in collaboration with I. Park, H. Chen and Dr. Sung Woo Kim, Ph.D., animal science research partners at North Carolina State University, the study’s results found that diets supplemented with xylanase and those supplemented with both xylanase and protease improved growth in nursery pigs while reducing systemic inflammatory response.

“While we have significant research and knowledge around the effects of protease and xylanase in poultry diets, we continue to expand our portfolio of research data relative to enzyme effects on swine production,” noted Dr. Jeng-Jie Wang, Ph.D., senior vice president and chief technology officer of BRI. “It is promising to see that our enzyme technology provides a natural, sustainable feed additive for optimizing nutrition and performance in multiple animal species.”

More details on the two studies can be found on the JAM website.

About BRI

Founded in 1999, BRI is a global biotechnology company specializing in the research, development and manufacture of high-performance enzyme feed additives that help poultry and swine producers optimize animal nutrition and gut health. BRI products are effective tools for managing rising feed costs and feed ingredient quality variations in a way that is safe for animals, humans and the environment. The company has earned a reputation as a team of trusted enzyme experts who utilize their scientific expertise to create innovative products that solve nutritional and sustainability challenges facing meat producers around the world. For more information, please visit


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