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Novus International Partners With Elsevier for Inaugural Aquaculture Conference Event Will Celebrate the Last 40 Years of Outstanding Accomplishments in Aquaculture

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and solutions, and Novus, the pioneering manufacturer of animal nutrition solutions products for livestock, poultry and aquaculture, have teamed up to present the first ever Aquaculture Conference which will be held at the Palacio de Congresos de Canarias Convention Center in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, November 3rd-7th, 2013. In addition to recognizing the accomplishments from the past 40 years that have advanced the aquaculture industry, the event also will focus on the future, looking ahead to identify the top science challenges for the next generation of global aquaculture. Novus will join Elsevier and other leading companies that are on the cutting edge of genetics, diseases, feeds, ecological interactions and sustainable systems to examine the scientific accomplishments required to double global aquaculture production.

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"Novus is passionate about working with industry leaders to help secure the future success of the aquaculture industry," notes Dr. Francisco Saraiva Gomes, Aqua Executive Manager at Novus. "Improving gut health is a key contributor to overall animal health, survival and productivity. With Novus gut health solutions, feed becomes the best preventative health management tool. Our goal as a company is to provide the products, resources and information aquaculture producers need to be as successful as possible."

On Tuesday, November 5th, 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. in Polivalente Hall, Dr. Saraiva Gomes will be delivering an informative presentation entitled, "Building a Business Based on Science – an Applied Case." In addition, on Wednesday, November 6th, 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. in Polivalente Hall, Dr. Craig Browdy, Novus Executive Manager, Aquaculture Research, will present the scientific abstract, "Practical Supplementation of Shrimp and Fish Feeds with Crystalline Amino Acids."

Leading up to the kick-off of Aquaculture Conference 2013, Novus also sponsored a free webinar on Thursday, October 24th entitled, "Delivery of Practical, Holistic Aquaculture Health and Nutrition Solutions." This pre-conference event introduced key Novus research and development strategies, focusing on the fundamental understanding of: aquatic animal nutrition, health, immunity balance, gut physiology and gut microflora; interactions with key pathogens and parasites; the practical applications in feedmill and farm production systems.

For more information about Novus's complete portfolio of products and programs designed to support aquaculture producers in all aspects of production, visit the corporate web site at www.novusint.com.

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, ADVENT® coccidiosis control, 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.

®Novus, ALIMET, MHA, ACTIVATE, ACIDOMIX, CIBENZA, MAAC, MINTREX, SANTOQUIN and AGRADO are trademarks of Novus International, Inc. and are registered in the United States and other countries. ®ADVENT is a trademark of Viridus Animal Health, LLC, and is registered in the United States and other countries. ®STRATUM NUTRITION is a trademark of Novus Nutrition Brands, LLC, and is registered in the United States and other countries. ® PREVIDA is a registered trademark of TIN, Inc.  ™MERA and SOLUTIONS SERVICE SUSTAINABILITY are trademarks of Novus International, Inc. © 2013 Novus International, Inc. All rights reserved.

Contacts: Tracy Barfield
636.794.2411
tracy.barfield@novusint.com

Barbara Hansen
636.926.7436
barbara.hansen@novusint.com

SOURCE Novus International, Inc.



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