Clermont-Ferrand, 19th April 2022 – (FR0004177046 METEX), METabolic EXplorer (METEX), the leader in industrial fermentation for the production of ingredients of natural origin for the cosmetics, animal nutrition and biopolymer markets, has today announced it is to start selling INNEUS®, a new range of products packed with functional ingredients for use in animal nutrition. The range of products will be developed by METEX NØØVISTAGO, the Group’s Amiens-based industrial and commercial subsidiary.
In line with its desire to provide innovative solutions to meet the sustainability challenges facing farms and animal sectors, METEX NØØVISTAGO has developed a unique combination of natural ingredients specially selected and scientifically tested for the functional and synergetic roles they play in animal metabolism. INNEUS® is an innovative range of solutions for pigs and poultry designed to strenthen their intestinal barrier integrity, boost their immune system, reduce their oxidative stress and balance their bacterial microflora. INNEUS® plays a key role in keeping animals’ digestive and immune systems working properly and improves their general health and well-being.
“Alongside my teams, I am delighted to be launching the INNEUS® range with two initial products targeting the piglet and poultry segments – the results of several years of development. More than 30 ingredients have been tested, more than 20 trials have been conducted at research centres and on partner farms, and a whole new approach to intestinal health has been approved by a dozen or so scientific publications. With INNEUS®, the METEX Group is able to provide its clients with a range of nutritional and functional products that are as innovative as they are high-quality: the products have long-term benefits for animal health and wellfare, says Etienne Corrent, METEX NØØVISTAGO’s Business and Innovation Director.
Benjamin Gonzalez, founder and Chief Executive Officer of METEX added: “The launch of INNEUS® is perfectly in line with the transformation strategy of METEX’s model following the acquisition of Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition Europe, namely maintaining the site’s competitivity and supporting the production and sale of new speciality ingredients, such as efficient nutritional solutions for farming. Today, innovation at METEX is underpinned by the Group’s capability to develop new high-performance technologies at its ALTANØØV® platform, as well as on the scientific and technical business expertise of its subsidiaries which make standout products to cater to their clients’ requirements.”
With nearly 50 years of expertise, METEX NØØVISTAGO is a European leader and a pioneer in producing and marketing fermentation amino acids and combinations of them designed to meet the needs of their clients which produce farm livestock feed. The amino acids produced by fermentation meet the precise nutritional requirements of animals. This significantly reduces nitrogen emissions into the environment and the use of soy in foodstuffs, while at the same time improving farm yield. With a very low carbon footprint, the amino acids produced by the Amiens plant are a source of significant breakthroughs in the farming sector’s decarbonisation strategies.
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About METabolic EXplorer – www.metabolic-explorer.com
Using renewable raw materials, the company develops and industrialises innovative and competitive industrial fermentation processes as alternative to petrochemical processes to meet consumers’ new societal expectations and the objectives of the energy transition. Its functional ingredients of natural origin are used in the formulation of cosmetic products, nutrition-animal health or as intermediates for the synthesis of biomaterials.
The METEX NØØVISTA production unit, located in Carling (Moselle), allows the METEX Group to bring 1.3 propanediol (PDO) and butyric acid (BA) on the market.
The acquisition of AANE, which has become METEX NØØVISTAGO, the leading European producer of amino acids for animal nutrition, enables the METEX Group to realize its ambition to become one of the world market leaders in functional ingredients produced by fermentation.
Based at the Clermont Limagne technology park, near Clermont-Ferrand, METabolic EXplorer is listed on Euronext in Paris (Compartment B, METEX) and is included in the CAC Small Index.
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