MARLBOROUGH, UK, January 29, 2013 - Danisco Animal Nutrition has unveiled
Axtra® PHY, the very latest technological advance in phytase enzyme solutions.
Launching at the International Production and Processing Expo, Atlanta, in January 2013, Axtra® PHY is the result of an extensive development program, including animal studies conducted under a wide range of conditions. The patented phytase, isolated from Buttiauxella has unrivalled performance and economic benefits.
Comparative studies with current E.coli phytases, have demonstrated that Axtra® PHY has over 70% greater bio-efficacy than its market-leading Phyzyme® XP. This translates into over 20% more release of phosphorus and calcium, and up to 30% more release of energy and amino acids, at standard phytase inclusion levels. Under current raw material prices, these advances in performance translate into incremental feed cost savings of $1.50 per ton compared to existing E.coli phytases.
Dr Tom D’Alfonso, Sales Director for the Americas says: ‘Now more than ever, our customers are seeking solutions to mitigate rising feed costs without compromising animal performance. The science underlying Axtra® PHY phytase is second-to-none, and includes matrix recommendations based on around 300 data points for every key nutrient. This offers our customers complete confidence to reap the substantial feed cost savings without compromising performance.'
Danisco Animal Nutrition (www.animalnutrition.dupont.com) pioneered the development and use of enzymes and betaine in animal nutrition. Its products are now widely used by poultry and pig producers throughout the world. The company’s mission is to deliver innovative, sustainable solutions that increase efficiency and safety of the food production chain in an environmentally sensitive way. In May 2011, DuPont acquired Danisco forming a global leader in Nutrition & Health and Industrial Biosciences. Danisco Animal Nutrition is a business unit of DuPont Industrial Biosciences.
DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com.
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