Biovet S.A. – 35 years of history: 1988-1990
Patent of Silicoglycidol molecule and creation of the first mycotoxins binder
Biovet S.A. Laboratories, manufacturer of natural additives for animal nutrition, turns 35 years. In this piece of news, we highlight the events that took place between 1988 and 1990. Among them, it is worth emphasizing: the development of the first patent of the Silicoglycidol molecule, the design of the first mycotoxins binder and Dr. Borrell’s admission to the Spanish Royal Academy of Veterinary Sciences.
In 1988, Biovet began the research on mycotoxins binders’ field. As a result of it, the Company developed the Silicoglycidol molecule, a global innovation which Biovet patented the same year. Thanks to this molecule, Biovet achieved the design of its first mycotoxin binder marketed as Alquerfeed Antitox. With that product, mycotoxins go through the intestinal tract without causing irritation in the intestinal walls -enteritis– and without being absorbed – mycotoxicosis.
In 1988 Reus hosted the 26th Poultry Symposium of the Spanish Section of the World Association of Scientific Poultry, where Dr. Borrell gave a lecture about ‘Preservatives in raw materials and animal feed: state and community legislation’. Besides, he also presented the use of Alquermold Liquid as a substitute for antibiotic growth promoters.
Commercial and dissemination wise, Biovet participated in conferences and congresses with the aim of explaining the research and development carried out by the company. In order to do so, in 1988, participated in the EAVPT Congress (European Association Vet Pharmacology Therapeutics) in Budapest.
In 1989, Dr. Borrell became Academic in the Spanish Royal Academy of Veterinary Sciences. A year later, Dr. Borrell gave the conference to entry the Academy. That lecture gave a slight idea about the researches that led to the creation of Alquerfeed Antitox and addressed issues about mycotoxins as well as injuries and diseases they cause.
Between 1988 and 1989, the Course on Microbiology and Food Hygiene took place in Tarragona. Dr. Borrell participated in two of its conferences: one about Microbiology on grain; and the second, about the main toxic contaminants in food and factors that influence on their development.
Finally, in 1989, again Dr. Borrell participated in the 3rd Poultry National Congress held in Venezuela, where Dr. Borrell held the conference ‘Poultry diseases of food origin produced by fungi, bacteria and their toxins’.
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