Feed Enzymes Featured as Essential in Sustainability Development Novus Focused on Sustainability through Participation on the Enzymes Technical Association Panel during the 11th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

SAINT LOUIS, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Nasser Odetallah, Global Product Champion Fermentation Products for Novus International, Inc., presented at the 11th Annual BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology last month. The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is the world's largest industrial biotechnology event for business leaders, investors, and policy makers in biofuels, bio-based products, and renewable chemicals.

Novus participated as part of the Enzymes Technical Association (ETA) panel on the topic of Feed Enzymes and their part in sustainability development. The ETA is a trade association that promotes the development, preservation, maintenance and general welfare of the industry to the world of manufacturing and distributing enzyme preparations from any source for the direct and indirect addition or application to foods, drugs and other articles of use by humans or animals. During the session, participants were most interested in why enzymes are important for use in feed, how long it takes to develop such enzymes from idea to commercialization of a product including regulatory approvals, what is the penetration of the feed enzymes market, size of the market and how are products regulated.

"It was important for Novus to be a part of this meeting with ETA and showcase our CIBENZA® line of enzymes and the solutions we bring to our customers during the panel with our presentation on the Importance of Enzymes in Feed," noted Dr. Odetallah. "Partnering with the BIO Congress makes great sense as we continue to develop strong product lines based on biotechnology in minerals and enzymes."

The topics at the congress ranged from subjects on Bio-Fuel development and production to food bioprocessing, industrial biotechnology, industrial chemicals, bioengineering, enzymes in food and feed, sustainability in the biotechnology industry. With the recent regulatory approval of CIBENZA® DP100 in China, Novus has gained entrance to an important feed market that is eager to use protease enzymes in their diets.

About Novus International, Inc.

Novus International, Inc. is headquartered in metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. and serves customers in nearly 100 countries around the world. A global leader in developing animal health and nutrition solutions, Novus's products include ALIMET® and MHA® feed supplements, ACTIVATE® nutritional feed acid, ACIDOMIX® preservative premixture, CIBENZA® feed additive, MINTREX® chelated trace mineral, SANTOQUIN® feed preservative, MERA™Met aquaculture feed additive, AGRADO® feed antioxidant and many other specialty ingredients. Stratum Nutrition, a division of Novus Nutrition Brands, LLC, focuses on human nutrition through specialty and functional ingredients for manufacturers of foods, beverages and dietary supplements (www.stratumnutrition.com).

Novus is privately owned by Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc. and Nippon Soda Co., Ltd. For more information visit www.novusint.com. ©2014 Novus International, Inc. All rights reserved.

Contacts: Tracy Snider
636.794.2411
tracy.snider@novusint.com

SOURCE Novus International, Inc.



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