Through precision biology for microbiome modulation, Our mission is to improve animal and human health, increasing environmental sustainability and eliminating the unnecessary use of antibiotics. We use natural, safe and environmentally sustainable solutions developed from our patented phage-platform technology.
An integrated service that provides a farm diagnostic with an algorithm and a SalmoFree® phage product to control Salmonella and enhance the health of broilers throughout the modulation of beneficial bacteria in microbiota. It is a natural alternative to antibiotics in therapy, prophylaxis and reduction of pathogens in food products of animal origin, with a systematic phage selection. Non-toxic, feasible and inexpensive technology for pre-harvest control of Salmonella in poultry. Microbiome analyses showed a differential effect that contribute to improve the chicken health and reduce pathogens burden at the end of the production cycle of broilers.
The WHO (World Health Organization) declared Salmonellosis as one the main problems in health in the world. CDC estimates Salmonella causes about 1 million illnesses, 23,000 hospitalizations, and 450 deaths in the United States every year. Infection is usually spread by eating contaminated chicken meat. The annual cost related to medical treatments is estimated at around $ 9,087 per year, per patient who has been hospitalized in the US. In the European Union it is estimated that this cost is approximately € 4,000. In Colombia, 40% of the chicken farms are positive for Salmonella. More than half of the Salmonella found is resistant to antibiotics. There is a limitation of antibiotic use in the industry. Farmers can not use Colistin (antibiotic) in their farms anymore. USA produces the 17% of the chicken consumed in the world. Colombia produces 142,000 Tons of chicken every year and Chile produces 705 tons/year.
TEAM EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
Our team is based in Colombia, we started to work on phage biology since 2008, several projects, master’s theses, PhD thesis. We have consultants that have the knowledge of technology transfer specifically in life science. On the other hand, we have collaborated with many international research groups and now our network is broad.
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