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Partnership opportunities: Carbohydrates as antiviral feed additive in poultry

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What is the context ?

Poultry is often suffering from viral infection (like Avian Flu, Newcastle virus, Coronarovirus) during its breeding; generating diarrhea, loss of weight, and even death. Vaccines are not covering the broad spectrum and human drugs are prohibited. One solution could be natural Carbohydrates.

What is Carbohydrates ?

Our carbohydrates are coming from a green algae, Caulerpa Racemosa, produced by aquaculture in Asia. They are comestible and sustainable and can be administrated to the poultry without risk for human consumption. It is a big advantage.

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What are Carbohydrates doing ?

They prevent the virus replication through inhibition of viral adhesion and entry on target epithelials cells. Studies have been done with success on chicken and mices infected by an Avian Flu virus.

Elicityl is looking for partnership to develop this veterinary innovative product. It is already patented , elements of a proof of concept exist and the company needs partners to finalize the development and commercialize the product.