In vivo research on piglet and broiler nutrition will be the focus of BIOMIN’s seventh Center of Applied Animal Nutrition (CAN). The center is located in Tulln, Austria.

The experimental trial facilities are supplied with equipment for digestibility tests, kinetics studies biomarker identification and ex-vivo sampling for sequencing analysis.

“The new facilities will help us to establish proof-of-principle and mode-of-action in the R&D of innovative feed additives,” BIOMIN Director Development Department, Franz Waxenecker, who is responsible for the BIOMIN CAN Network, said in a press release. “The proximity to the BIOMIN Research Center –itself embedded in a biotech hub— offers further advantages.”

The facility is the seventh investment in a global network of BIOMIN Centers of Applied Nutrition (CAN), the first of which opened in 2005. In recent years, CANs have been introduced in Thailand, Vietnam and Brazil and Austria.

Centers for Applied Nutrition network

Currently, the CAN network activities span poultry, swine and aquaculture.


“We are looking to further extend the CAN activity to include ruminants going forward,” said Waxenecker.

Thus far, ruminant research has been done in cooperation with a number of outside partners and using the BIOMIN Rumen Simulation Model at the BIOMIN Research Center.

BIOMIN devotes resources to both basic scientific research and application-oriented product R&D in order to improve mycotoxin and gut performance solutions available to the livestock and aquaculture industries.


BIOMIN develops and produces feed additives, premixes and services to improve animal health and performance, in an economically viable way. Leveraging technologies and R&D programs, BIOMIN offers products which include solutions for mycotoxin risk management, a natural growth promoting concept as well as other specific solutions which address dietary requirements for swine, poultry, dairy and aquaculture.