As part of the Pearse Lyons Accelerator programme for agribusiness innovators, FOLIUM Science showcased their Guided Biotics ™ technology at the ONE19 Alltech Ideas Conference in Lexington, Kentucky 19th – 21stMay 2019.
FOLIUM Science was selected as one of ten start-up businesses from over 250 applications with mentoring and support from Alltech’s management team and accelerator experts Dogpatch Labs. The programme culminated in attendance at the Alltech One conference and an opportunity for FOLIUM Science to exhibit their technology to more than 4,000 conference delegates from across the animal nutrition and animal rearing industries.
FOLIUM Science’s new technology, Guided Biotics ™ can remove the need to use antibiotics in animal rearing and has the potential to contribute to the fight against antimicrobial resistance.
Guided Biotics ™ remove unwanted bacteria from an animal’s gut by turning the bacteria’s own natural defence against itself. The first product to market will be in 2020 and will target specific pathogens and spoilage bacteria. Further product development will target bacteria in poultry, cattle, swine, aquaculture and plants.
FOLIUM Science CEO Ed Fuchs says “ We very much enjoyed participating in the Alltech Ideas Conference and specifically meeting with a wide range of potential users of our Guided Biotics™ . Our technology is proven in live poultry trials, and we are now on the pathway to commercialisation so the opportunity to showcase our Guided Biotics ™ amongst the global agribusiness community and to meet with journalists and potential partners was of great value to us”