May 23

The Algae Opportunity: Power to Change the Future of Food!

The Algae Opportunity: Power to Change the Future of Food!

Leading off the Wednesday plenary session at GLIMPSE 2020 was Becky Timmons, Alltech’s Director of Applications Research and Quality Assurance. Timmons shared Alltech’s vision in investing $200 million to develop a heterotrophic algae production facility in Winchester, Kentucky.  Using this closed-system technology, algae growth is rapid and efficient under tightly controlled conditions, ensuring an end-product that is highly consistent, traceable, and protected by the Alltech Quality System.  

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May 22

Four Steps to Focus on Your Core Business

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Four Steps to Focus on Your Core Business

Damien McLoughlin, Professor of one of the leading schools in Ireland discussed how to grow a business at Alltech's Symposium Monday. His presentation was fascinating because he highlighted an issue that accounts for many business failures. He explained that this is mostly a result of trying to diversify from the core of the business. He described it as “the paradox of growth,” in which business people focus on growth opportunities outside of their core business.

He recommended that businesses follow these four steps:

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May 21

Will the Swine Industry be Antibiotic-Free by 2020?

Will the Swine Industry be Antibiotic-Free by 2020?

Will the swine industry be antibiotic-free by 2020? Maybe. Maybe not. According to Terry Coffey, Murphy-Brown LLC., we first must understand science and then balance that with consumer demand. Coffey said that ninety-eight percent of the time antibiotic growth promotants are used, it is to combat PRRS and the swine influenza virus. AGPs are only used about two percent of the time for improved weight gain and feed efficiencies.

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May 21

Dr. Eugenia Wang Awarded Alltech Medal of Excellence

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Dr. Eugenia Wang Awarded Alltech Medal of Excellence

The 2013 Alltech Medal of Excellence winner Dr. Eugenia Wang was announced by Dr. Lyons during the opening session for her pioneering work in using high-throughput technologies to explore the molecular signatures of Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias and heart disease.

Dr. Wang, a Chinese-born researcher from the University of Louisville focuses her research on the role of microRNAs as molecular “switches” in aging and age-dependent diseases. Her research has led to diagnostic breakthroughs in challenging age-related diseases.

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