World Bank finding the alternatives to uses of antibiotics in livestock at BioSpring


On July 5th 2016, World Bank led an international executives working group to conduct a field research to review and analyze the role and function that the private sector plays in improving and standardizing food safety.

Among numerous enterprises currently operating in the field of research, production and distribution of biological products in the livestock sector, BioSpring had been selected as World Bank’s single stop-over.

Mr, Son Thanh Vo, Rural Development Specialist at World Bank said: “We first knew about BioSpring in a conference held in Hanoi discussing the procedures for risk management of food safety on January 2016. What BioSpring brings to the table is the probiotics products that could effectively function as the alternative to antibiotics in animal feed.

One of World Bank’s primary objectives of this visit is to study the detailed research and production process of 100% spore probiotics, thereby fully understand the scientific elements accumulated in the Probiotics products and their functions to help replace antibiotics in animal feed.

At BioSpring, the World Bank working group had been able to thoroughly observe the researching and manufacturing process of Probiotics. The entire process was done under an absolutely sterile environment. All individuals, including World Bank personnel, prior to entering the lab, must undergo the 9-step disinfection procedure.

To explain for this matter, BioSpring representative noted: “Currently there are numerous enterprises manufacturing Probiotics, yet the origin of these strains remains ambiguous. At BioSpring, the original spore strains had been examined by bio-experts at Royal Holloway University of London and stored at the NCBI gene library in the United States. Moreover, how to ensure these strains not to be affected by exogenous bacteria and external environmental factors is another issue that had not yet been handled by any other enterprises outside of BioSpring. The disinfection procedure is one of the initial steps of an advanced chain of research and closed Probiotics production that BioSpring currently operates upon.

To ensure the finest features of the Bacillus spores in our Probiotics, in addition to the application of GMP standards, BioSpring also invited international experts in the field of microbiology, veterinary immunology, animal nutrition from such entities as the Veracus Research Institute in Germany, the SEB Group, Royal Holloway University of London to partake in our research and production process.

“Aside from the leading experts in the field of livestock research in Vietnam, BioSpring also invites international experts to cooperate with us in order to ensure all Probiotics products supplied to feed mills and farmers to be as fully effective as the original Bacillus strain that was exclusively transferred from Royal Holloway University of London” – said Mr. Viet Minh Huynh, CEO of BioSpring.

In addition to the current production line, BioSpring had also shared with the World Bank working group that: “Our forthcoming event is to inaugurate a factory covering an area of 1.2 ha at the Hi-Tech Hoa Lac Industrial Park. With a capacity of 3000 tons per year, this is regarded as the most advanced and the biggest probiotics manufacturing factory in Vietnam”

At the end of this field visit, the FAO representative said: “Antibiotics in livestock industry in general is not beneficial, exhibiting harmful effects towards the digestive and circulatory system which hinders animal growth, yet still commonly used by farmers for the sake of short-term protection of animal life. I think Probiotics could be an effective alternative to antibiotics that benefits both the farmers and us – the consumers.”

The results of this study from the World Bank working group will serve as the important source of information that assists the Vietnamese government to get a better perspective towards the contribution of the private sector regarding the issues of food safety.

Đoàn công tác của World Bank trong buổi làm việc với BioSpring

Đoàn công tác World Bank thăm quan phòng thí nghiệm Probitics của BioSpring

Một trong 9 bước khử khuẩn trước khi vào khu vực nghiên cứu, sản xuất Probiotics

Tiến sĩ Huỳnh Ánh Hồng – Chuyên viên nghiên cứu cao cấp ĐH Royal Holloway, Anh Quốc giới thiệu về phòng thí nghiệm của BioSpring

Nồi lên men Probiotics vận hành tự động

Chuyên gia thảo luận về công nghệ sản xuất Probiotic