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    Auranta - Boosting the animal immune system
Auranta - Boosting the animal immune system

Meet Auranta

Auranta is a  biotech company, based in Ireland and founded in the year 2013 by John Cullen and Dr. Patrick Ward.

The company is a spin out from the research and innovation unit of the University College Dublin, NovaUCD. The technical and scientific expertise is a vital asset to Auranta, and is also a major component in establishing our company’s cutting edge competitive advantage.

From a business management perspective, Auranta receives fantastic insights from Dr. Chris Horn, who joined the team back in 2017. His experience in investing in emerging technologies on a global scale has really strengthened Auranta’s global focus.

Auranta was launched as a biotech start-up company. Today we have reached the point to scale-up. We are proud and pleased to share our milestones with you.

  • 2013

    START JOURNEY

    Auranta started in the minds of John and Pat, looking for natural anti-microbial solutions to improve the shelf life of food and reduce food waste. A novel biotech company was born.

  • 2014

    SCIENCE

    University College Dublin (UCD) acknowledged the vision of John and Pat. Auranta became a partner of the Nova UCD programme, offering the foundation for fundamental research and shaping the concept.

    2014

  • 2015

    ANTI-MICROBIAL RESEARCH

    Auranta generated scientific proof for the concept showing great anti-microbial properties. This benefit was very well recognized by professionals in the animal feed business. R&D projects started to investigate the potential for calves, pigs and poultry.

  • 2016

    FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY

    A team of PhD and post-doctoral students started to publish their findings in high impact scientific journals, under the supervision of two professors in vet medicine and microbiology. Meanwhile, AuraCalf was launched successfully for Irish dairy and cattle farmers.

    2016

  • 2017

    PEER REVIEWED

    The team of pioneers published in multiple scientific journals about the microbiological efficacy of Auranta for E.coli, Cryptosporidium, Mycoplasma, Campylobacter and Listerioses. At this point, the application in monogastric animal species started to generate increasing interest too.

  • 2018

    VALIDATION BY PRACTICE

    Science is confirmed by the field. Irish farmers start reporting about much lower episodes of scours and diarrhea with AuraCalf. Piglets receive AuraShield in pre-starter and starter diets, replacing ZnO successfully. Poultry producers confirm there is less need for veterinary treatments, and they can replace antibiotics with the Auranta feed additive technology.

    2018

  • 2019

    INNOVATION AWARD

    The Irish Times recognizes the high potential of Auranta, reducing the demand for antibiotics and helping shape the future of Agriculture. Therefore Auranta is granted with the award in the category “New Frontiers”.

  • FUTURE AHEAD

    NOVEL PRODUCT

    With an R&D budget spent of more than one and a half million euros, it’s about time to share the scientific novel feed ingredients developed by Auranta, so that the global animal livestock industry can benefit from it too!

    FUTURE AHEAD

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