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Alltech Ireland nominated for innovation award

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Alltech has announced that its European Bioscience Centre, located in Dunboyne, Co Meath, has been nominated for a US-Ireland Research Innovation Award. 

The centre has been nominated in the ‘Multinational Corporation Category’ for research on how reduced diversity among intestinal gut microbes can affect animal health and can lead to the overgrowth of pathogens and the development of resistance. It also examines how increasing gut microbial diversity through nutrition and diet can aid in the control of these issues with the aim of reducing reliance on antibiotics.

The awards are a joint initiative between the Royal Irish Academy and the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland and are aimed at recognising excellence in research innovation, creation and invention by an organisation as a result of US foreign direct investment in Ireland. The winners will be announced on May 18 at the Chamber’s annual dinner, at which it is expected Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys will attend.

Dr Richard Murphy, research director at the Alltech European Bioscience Centre, said the nomination was a fantastic achievement for the research team: “At Alltech, we strive for success. Our innovative solutions and cutting-edge technologies deliver real results for our customers and farmers, and so this award is a tremendous achievement for us as a research team. We are delighted to be nominated for a US-Ireland Research Innovation Award. This is a true testament to the hard work our team in Dunboyne put into researching innovative farming solutions.”