GETZERSDORF,  Austria and BEIJING — Animal nutrition company BIOMIN announced on Jan. 15 a new China-Austria joint laboratory for animal nutrition research in Beijing. The effort was supported by the Institute of Animal Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences.

“The new laboratory affords us the opportunity to further advance research in the fields of animal nutrition, mycotoxin detoxification and gut performance,” said Jan Vanbrabant, chairman of the executive board of ERBER Group, of which BIOMIN is an affiliate. “This is a core focus of BIOMIN and it contributes to the scientific innovation that ERBER Group companies deliver to the food and feed industries throughout the world.”

An unveiling ceremony for the lab was attended by Vanbrabant and Kong Pingtao, the deputy secretary-general of the Chinese Association of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine. Also in attendance were the research and management team of BIOMIN China and representatives of the Institute of Animal Sciences, including Zhang Junmin, deputy director; Zhou Lingyun, associate researcher; Zhang Hongfu, researcher; Chen Liang, associate researcher; and Zhong Ruqing, assistant researcher.

“There is a large amount of scientific research being conducted in China,” said Shu Guan, technical, research and marketing director of BIOMIN China. “With this joint laboratory we are well positioned to connect to BIOMIN’s global research and development network and bring science-based solutions to customers.”

Jack An, managing director of BIOMIN China, added, “We are honored to unveil the China-Austria Joint Laboratory of Animal Nutrition with the Institute of Animal Sciences, and we look forward to the scientific knowledge and progress that it will bring to the sector.”

ERBER Group is based in Austria and develops sustainable, antibiotic-free and animal nutrition solutions.

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