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Método basado en una intervención nutricional para luchar contra la coccidiosis

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TOES20170927001
Publicado:
06/10/2017
Caducidad:
06/10/2018
Resumen:
Una universidad española ha desarrollado una nueva tecnología que permite ofrecer una solución nutricional optimizada para luchar contra la coccidiosis. La coccidiosis es una enfermedad parasitaria del intestino de animales causada por protozoos. Esta enfermedad se propaga entre animales por el contacto con heces infectadas o ingesta de tejido infectado, lo que provoca una mala absorción de nutrientes esenciales, sufrimiento innecesario e incluso la muerte. La tecnología se basa en una variedad de maíz genéticamente modificada que contiene niveles extraordinarios de carotenoides (-Y-beta;-caroteno, licopeno, ceaxantina y luteína). La universidad busca socios industriales con experiencia en el sector de producción de cultivos para el desarrollo normativo y comercialización de la tecnología bajo acuerdos de licencia.

Details

Tittle:
Method based on a nutritional intervention to fight coccidiosis.
Summary:
A Spanish University has developed a new technology which is useful to deliver optimized feed solution to fight coccidiosis. Industrial partners with expertise in the sector of crop production are sought for regulatory development and commercialization of the technology under a license agreement.
Description:
Coccidiosis is a parasitic disease of the intestinal of animals caused by coccidian protozoa. The disease spreads from one animal to another by contact with infected feces or ingestion of infected tissue. It causes malabsorption of essential nutrients and often results in unnecessary suffering or even death. Subclinical symptoms, manifested as poor growth and feed conversion, are a problem in commercial broiler production, and this accounts for 20% prevalence of coccidiosis. The cost of coccidiosis and impact on poultry production is mainly due to the cost of control through medication and vaccination which are non-optimal solutions with several disadvantages. It is a significant source of economic losses for the global poultry industry, estimated at $2,4 billion.
The technology developed by a Spanish university relates to a novel genetically engineered variety of maize accumulating extraordinary levels of carotenoids (-Y-beta;-carotene, lycopene, zeaxanthin and lutein). Poultry raised on this corn were healthy and exhibited substantially higher levels of resistance to coccidiosis, less foot pad dermatitis, reduced number of ulcers and less excretion of pathogen oocysts in feces. Carotenoids accumulate in several tissues (skin, dermis, muscles and fat), conferring high nutritional value and greater consumer acceptance.

The university is looking for industrial agrofood companies involved in crop production for license agreements to finalize the development phase of the technology and commercialize it.
Advantages and Innovations:
The technology is currently protected and offers the following advantages when used as feed for poultry:
- Helps to reduce the amount of anticcoccidials in feed for hens.
- Extraordinary levels of -Y-beta;-carotene and other pro-vitamin A carotenoids (170-fold) are accumulated in several animal tissues.
- Substantially less pathogen oocysts in feces (4-fold)
- Substantially lower foot pad dermatitis lesions (2-fold)
- Reduced number of foot ulcers (2-fold)
- Might help to create a greater consumer acceptance of poultry meat
Stage of Development:
Available for demonstration
IPs:
Patents granted
CommeR Statunts Regarding IPR Status:
Granted Spanish patents and officially registered maize variety

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
- Type of partner sought:
Industrial companies experienced in agriculture, poultry or feed manufacturing
- Task to be performed:
The entity is willing to reach a license agreement for the correct regulatory development and commercialization of this technology.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
University
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
Si
Languages Spoken:
English
Spanish

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
08001002 Aditivos / ingredientes alimentarios / alimentos funcionales
07001002 Ganadería / labranza
07001004 Gestión de cosechas
06002005 Ingeniería genética
07001009 Medicina veterinaria