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EW Nutrition Acquires MLR Innovations

by 5m Editor
17 May 2010, at 9:00a.m.

NORTH AMERICA - With this acquisition, EW Nutrition, the world market leader in IgY technology, will continue its aggressive world-wide growth plans into the North American market.

The company will focus its activities on bioactive egg proteins (Globigen), phytobiotic plant extracts (Nutrax), direct-fed microbials, silage inoculants and other innovative technologies for the feed industries.

EW Nutrition and its sister companies are basic manufacturers of high quality egg immunoglobulins and unique plant extracts. This technology has been scientifically proven to enhance animal performance, animal health and animal well-being. EW Nutrition's know-how coupled with MLR Innovations strong probiotic and silage inoculant focus will create a very dynamic biotechnology business.

Jan Wesjohann, Managing Director of EW Nutrition GmbH commented: "The acquisition of MLR Innovations will be an important milestone in the development of EW Nutrition. In addition to the entry into the important US market we will get access to new technologies for our international product line."

The EW Nutrition US headquarters will be located in Des Moines, Iowa and will conduct business under the EW Nutrition USA name.

Mark Richards, the former owner of MLR Innovations, has been named president of EW Nutrition USA.

He said: "I am very excited about this opportunity and the technology that EW Nutrition has developed over the years. Their expertise and know how are light-years ahead of the competition."