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Animal health project “Thrive-Rite” discussed on RTE Radio 1

Professor John O’Doherty, University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland, appeared on RTE Radio 1’s Bright Sparks programme on 29th of June 2015 and discussed “Thrive-Rite” (http://www.thriverite.eu), an EU FP7 project coordinated by BioAtlantis Ltd. Click on the podcast link below and scroll ahead to 53 minutes to hear Professor O’Doherty describe the research taking place in UCD and Truly Irish Country Foods Ltd. and how molecules from seaweed (manufactured by BioAtlantis Ltd) may be used as effective replacements to the use of in feed antibiotics in pig and poultry production. Podcast: http://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/radioplayer/rteradioweb.html#!rii=9%3A10434651%3A0%3A%3A



Posted on Fri, August 21st 2015


Final report of “Thrive-Rite” (June 2015)

BioAtlantis Ltd. coordinated an EU FP7 project between August 2012 and June 2015, aimed at enhancing pig and poultry animal production. The Final Report of the project, “Thrive-Rite”, has now been published. The full text report may be obtained free of charge by contacting the project coordinator via email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). The executive summary of the report is provided as follows:

THRIVE-RITE is a collaborative project funded by the EU Seventh Framework Programme (Ref: 315198, start date: 01/08/2012, end date: 28/11/2014). The aims of THRIVE-RITE are to identify viable solutions to problems encountered in intensive production of monogastric animals. These problems include: rising food costs, lower producer margins due to lag effect (increase in input without increase at retail level), ban on in-feed antibiotics, reduced productivity and the limited effectiveness of current ‘Solutions’ to these problems. The use of in-feed growth promoting antibiotic use is no longer a tool legally available to producers to enhance productivity and control diseases on farms (Regulations (EC) No. 1831/2003 and 1334/2003). These are also human implications to these issues. While the ban on in feed antibiotics was intended to reduce the use of antibiotics in production of pig and poultry meat, this has not happened and in fact, the situation has worsened. Renewed concerns were raised in 2013 by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) regarding the increasing antibiotic use in the EU, an article which appeared in Der Spiegel (http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/danish-pig-farmers-reduce-antibiotics-to-prevent-drug-resistance-a-933344.html). The statistics demonstrate that huge levels of antibiotics are being administered by veterinarians in the EU. Cyprus, Italy, Spain, and Germany are the worst offenders and there are now major concerns of an imminent rise of drug-resistant pathogens in animal production. The main reason for increased antibiotics use is the lack of viable alternatives to in feed antibiotics following their ban in 2006. Zinc oxide (ZnO) is a widely used alternative. However, it faces increased scrutiny as the majority of the 3Kg of ZnO added per tonne of feed, is passed on through the faeces and into the environment.

THRIVE-RITE was established to provide solutions to these problems. THRIVE-RITE consists of highly progressive European enterprises with established records in developing natural feed additives. The enterprises have developed novel, natural-based products which enhance animal health, performance and immunity, as demonstrated in numerous peer-reviewed publications. THRIVE-RITE combines the expertise of the enterprises with a multidisciplinary team of scientists in some of Europe’s leading research institutes. The combination of enterprise and academia provides a robust system in which to verify the use of these products in enhancing animal growth, health and performance, a requirement increasingly being set in modern agriculture. A dual approach was applied to validate the effectiveness of the products. This involved a 2-Stage validation process in (a) the academic setting and (b) large-scale commercial setting. This ensured that significant findings from the university setting were subject to a 2nd round of validation under large-scale commercial conditions. This provided a unique mechanism in which to transfer scientific discovery within academia to direct provision of solutions which are proven to be effective in commercial-scale production. The main targets achieved by THRIVE-RITE are:

  Enhanced productivity as measured by ADG & FCR ✓ Target achieved
  Reductions in pig and poultry mortality ✓ Target achieved
  Reductions in levels of pathogenic bacteria and viruses ✓ Target achieved
  Increased antibody transfer to offspring via maternal transfer ✓ Target achieved
  Improved antioxidant content in pig & poultry meat ✓ Target achieved
  Enhanced gut health & peripheral immunity ✓ Target achieved

The findings of THRIVE-RITE are described in this document, paying close attention to the project objectives and requirements of the end user to effectively enhance productivity and output, but in a manner which does not impact on public health or the environment.

Obtain the full text report for free by contacting the project coordinator via email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).



Posted on Fri, August 21st 2015


BioAtlantis leads FP7 project to enhance monogastric animal production (‘THRIVE-RITE’)

An EU research project coordinated by BioAtlantis Ltd has been approved. ‘THRIVE-RITE’ (Project number no: 315198), a €1.68M project, aims to scientifically-validate a range of products for use in enhancing large-scale agricultural output. BioAtlantis Ltd. will coordinate efforts of leading European SME’s and research scientists who will validate the efficacy of naturally-derived products in enhancing pig and poultry health, immunity and productivity.

Products will undergo two phases of validation under the supervision of University College Dublin (Ireland), University of Technology and Life Sciences in Bydgoszcz (Poland) and Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Belfast (UK) and in the commercial farm setting (Drobex- Agro Sp. Z O.O. and Truly Irish Country Foods Ltd. (Ireland)). Products will be supplied by BioAtlantis Ltd, Clasado Ingredients Ltd. (Malta) and Drobex- Agro Sp. Z O.O. If successful, THRIVE-RITE will lead to the generation of natural and effective alternatives to in-feed antibiotic use, a practice recently banned in the EU.

For more information on ‘THRIVE-RITE’, please contact: research (at) bioatlantis (dot) (com)  or see http://www.thriverite.eu.



Posted on Tue, December 18th 2012


BioAtlantis joins crop research consortium, “BIOFECTOR” (FP7 n°312117).

BioAtlantis Ltd. is collaborating with an international consortium of leading scientists and European enterprises which aims to develop alternative fertilization strategies, via the use of so-called “bio-effectors”. The project is called “BIOFECTOR” (“Resource Preservation by Application of BIOefFECTORs in European Crop Production”),  and is funded up to €6 million under the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme (Grant Agreement n°312117).


The aims of BIOFECTOR are to develop products which can increase productivity of low-input and organic farming systems, boost the efficiency of recycling fertilisers and of nutrient placement strategies. Moreover, limitations in nutrient availability may be overcome by combining alternative fertilization approaches with specifically adapted products in different European geo-climatic conditions. Thus, BIOFECTOR aims to provide a means of enhancing agricultural production in Europe, through reduced input of agrochemicals. The BIOFECTOR project is being led by the University of Hohenheim, Germany and includes the following academic institutions: Julius-Kühn Institute (Germany), Czech University of Life Sciences (Czech Republic), Banat’s University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Timisoara (Romania), Corvinus University of Budapest (Hungary), Plant Research International, Wageningen University and Research Centre(the Netherlands), University of Naples (Italy), University of Copenhagen (Denmark), Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (United Kingdom), Anhalt University of Life Sciences (Germany), Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (Switzerland), and Agricultural Research Organization (Israel).


For more information on the role of BioAtlantis in this project, please contact: research ( at) bioatlantis (dot) (com)  or see http://www.biofector.eu for more details.

 



Posted on Tue, December 18th 2012


BioAtlantis at the New Ag in Strasbourg 26-29th Nov.

BioAtlantis will attend the 1st biostimulant conference in Strasbourg, France from the 26th November to the 29th. Come and talk to us at our exhibition stand 13. You are welcome to attend our presentation at 15.50 on Wednesday the 28th Nov.
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Posted on Thu, November 15th 2012


BioAtlantis attends NewsTalk Radio, Down to Business.

John T O’Sullivan’s introduces BioAtlantis Limited on Live radio.
Click on the following link Down to business podcast and scroll to 4:56 to hear a concise introduction of BioAtlantis.



Posted on Wed, June 6th 2012


BioAtlantis announces new jobs in Cork and Kerry.

BioAtlantis is now hiring an experienced inorganic chemist, Plant operators and stainless steel Welders/Fitters for its operation in County Cork and Kerry.



Posted on Tue, May 29th 2012


BioAtlantis exhibits at the New Ag in Bangkok from the 28th to the 30th March.

We invite you to the BioAtlantis stand number 45 to discuss opportunities to distribute the BioAtlantis product range in your country.



Posted on Thu, March 15th 2012


BioAtlantis attends the Fruit Logistica in Berlin 7-9th February

 



Posted on Mon, February 6th 2012


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Animal health project “Thrive-Rite” discussed on RTE Radio 1

Professor John O’Doherty, University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland, appeared on RTE Radio 1’s Bright Sparks programme on 29th of June 2015 and discussed “Thrive-Rite” (http://www.thriverite.eu), an EU FP7 project coordinated by BioAtlantis Ltd. Click on the podcast link below and scroll ahead to 53 minutes to hear Professor O’Doherty describe the research taking place in UCD and Truly Irish Country Foods Ltd. and how molecules from seaweed (manufactured by BioAtlantis Ltd) may be used as effective replacements to the use of in feed antibiotics in pig and poultry production. Podcast: http://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/radioplayer/rteradioweb.html#!rii=9%3A10434651%3A0%3A%3A


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