Elanco named exclusive U.S. distributor for celluTEIN(R) Bioactive protein feed supplement

The agreement allows Elanco to enhance its swine nutritional health portfolio.
calendar icon 5 June 2024
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Elanco Animal Health Incorporated today announced it has entered into an agreement with PURETEIN® Bioscience LLC as its exclusive distributor of its celluTEIN® bioactive livestock protein feed supplement for swine in the United States. The celluTEIN distribution agreement allows Elanco to enhance its swine nutritional health portfolio, alongside products Baseline™, Proteck™, FeedAID™, Lipinate®, Evosure®, Swine Awake TM and Hemicell® HT.

In many species, including pigs, the mTOR (mechanistic target of rapamycin) pathway is a biological signaling pathway that controls cell metabolism, growth and survival. celluTEIN contains proprietary bioactive protein compounds that stimulate the mTOR pathway, which has been shown to support increased immune response and muscle development in the post-weaning pig.

A more adaptive immune system allows the pig’s body to better resist disease pressure and instead direct its cellular energy to productive growth. “Incorporating celluTEIN into Elanco’s portfolio is an opportunity to provide swine producers an antibiotic alternative, feed ingredient solution designed to support immunity benefits, which may lead to better feed efficiency and growth rates in nursery and grow-finish pigs,” said Jenna Seltzer, Elanco Swine Nutritional Health Consultant.

Founded in 2007, PURETEIN works to introduce science-based, high-quality feed ingredients with the purpose of helping livestock producers safely address food security and sustainability issues. It works with public institutions and companies to conduct trials ensuring animal safety and efficacy from its products and promotes innovative science and protocols that reflect company goals of trustworthiness, transparency, commitment and efficacy.

"We are excited about the opportunity to provide PURETEIN’s technology to our swine customers. This agreement strengthens Elanco's position as a diverse solutions provider for the U.S. swine industry,” added Blake Everhart, Executive Director of the Elanco Swine Business Unit. Elanco will attend World Pork Expo June 5-6 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds — coordinate with Allison ([email protected]) to speak with a representative.

Laurence Williams

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