Novus Announces Premier Sponsorship of World Aquaculture Society

Two-year sponsorship begins with Aqua 2012 in Prague, Czech Republic

Aug 21, 2012, 06:00 ET from Novus International, Inc.

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Novus International, Inc. recently committed to serving as a premier sponsor of the World Aquaculture Society (WAS). The two-year sponsorship kicks-off with the upcoming WAS global conference, AQUA 2012, to be held in Prague, Czech Republic on September 1-5, 2012.

"We're delighted to support the WAS by serving as a premier sponsor for the Society," stated Dan Meagher, President, Global Animal Nutrition Solutions, at Novus. "The vision of the Society is closely aligned with the mission of Novus. As a company, we're committed to sustainably meeting the growing global need for nutrition and health."

In less than three years, Novus has rapidly established itself as a leader in the aquaculture industry. With annual sales in the aquaculture industry exceeding $30 million, Novus serves aqua customers in 37 countries throughout all regions of the world. Novus designs health and nutrition solutions for all aquatic species, including fresh water, ocean and emerging species.

"Our staff is very knowledgeable about all aspects of aqua production," commented Dr. Francisco S. Gomes, Executive Manager, Aqua Business Unit, at Novus. "We are able to combine our personal expertise together with our research and development experts and more than 50 collaborators to design solutions that specifically focus on the animal. Our business solutions have made a positive impact throughout the global value chain of aquaculture, from raw materials and premixes, to feed mills and hatcheries, to farms and integrators."

The Novus aqua research team draws from decades of experience in developing innovative solutions for the global aqua industry. The Novus team combines various products and services to help achieve feed cost reductions by improving performance and operational efficiencies. Novus is making significant research investments into development of next generation nutritional solutions to improve animal health. Programs focus on gut environment management technologies for controlling pathogens, enhancing healthy microbial communities and improving physiology.

As a way to invest in the future of the aquaculture industry, Novus is sponsoring an internship program for graduate students. Students interested in learning more about the program can stop by the Novus booth at WAS or visit

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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, MINTREX® chelated trace minerals, SANTOQUIN® feed preservative, MERA™MET aquaculture feed additive, AGRADO® feed ingredient and many other specialty ingredients. Arenus® ( is a division of Novus Nutrition Brands, LLC (a subsidiary of Novus International, Inc.) that focuses on developing health and dietary supplements for the equine and companion animal markets. 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 ( Novus is privately owned by Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc. and Nippon Soda Co., Ltd. For more information visit

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