Auranta - Boosting the animal immune system

Auranta – meet our team

Auranta Managing Director John Cullen

Mr John Cullen

Managing Director

John has nearly thirty years of industrial and management experience across a range of industries. In 2013, he co-founded Auranta with Dr. Patrick Ward after identifying opportunities in the animal feed business, based on his experience in human food safety.

Auranta Technical Director Dr Pat Ward

Dr Pat Ward

Technical Director

Pat has a PhD in microbiology and extensive knowledge of the gut microbiome and intestinal integrity. He has worked in R&D in both academia and in the industrial sector for over fifteen years. Pat is responsible for new product development, product research and regulatory compliance.

Auranta Myriam Deshaies

Dr Myriam Deshaies

Technical Manager

Myriam has a PhD in biology and environmental science. She also finished her MSc in biotechnology and plan biology and valorisation. Myriam started with Auranta as an early stage researcher in 2016. Today, she is responsible for quality and technical management.

Auranta Dr Chris Horn

Dr Chris Horn


Chris is a professional investor in emerging technologies worldwide. Chris became involved in Auranta in 2017, and he is also member of the board as a key strategic member of the team.

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