From a news release
Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains, on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, recently announced an investment of $3.4 million to help AbCelex Technologies develop a new line of anti-microbial feed additives to help control disease outbreaks in poultry flocks.
The company is developing a line of innovative non-antibiotic, non-hormonal additives that are specifically targeted at Campylobacter and Salmonella, two of the most common food-borne bacteria that infect poultry. The new anti-microbials – called “nanobodies” – will result in healthier poultry and improve food safety.
- AbCelex is a Canadian biotechnology company focused on developing livestock food additives that help improve animal health and food safety.
- This project will be conducted in collaboration with the International Vaccine Centre at the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Toronto and the Colorado Quality Research Inc.
- Funding for this project comes from the AgriInnovation Program (Research and Development Stream) as part of the Growing Forward 2 agricultural policy framework.