Novus partners with biotechnology company to develop enzyme

Novus, Verenium product will help producers get the most out of their rations

Novus International Inc. and Verenium Corp., an industrial biotechnology company that develops enzymes, announced at the 2012 International Poultry Expo the selection of a next‐generation phytase as the first enzyme candidate for commercialization from the two companies’ collaboration.

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The phytase enzyme being developed will help nutritionists and producers feed more efficiently and get the most out of their rations, according to the companies. Novus and Verenium established a partnership in June 2011 to develop a suite of new enzyme products from Verenium.

Watch an interview with James Levine, president and CEO of Verenium, explaining the collaboration.