ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

In brief, we have been active in (protein) research for several years and have our roots in enteral and parenteral nutrition with a focus on protein and its building blocks, respectively amino acids.

We cooperate with University of Maastricht, a pioneer in the field of proteins and amino acids, Berlin Charité, Medical University and VetMed Uni, same as BOKU Vienna, the Department of Food and Biotechnology, FH Wieselburg and the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES).

The latter, as well as Intertek GmbH Germany, supported us in particular with regard to the analysis and classification, as well as questions about quality assurance, marketability and determination of claim assessments in connection with DAMINOC®.

WHAT WE DO

Thanks to the support of our partners, we succeeded in developing DAMINOC®, which is superior to all conventional, nutritional proteins and at the same time makes any other dietary protein source dispensable.

For this purpose, studies from the past 50 years from human and veterinary medicine, as well as tissue-specific analyses were taken into consideration as well.

DAMINOC® is suitable to fully meet the individual, daily protein requirement, as it has the highest net protein build-up value and therefore only needs to be supplied in small quantities.

At the same time, it is organic, vegan, sustainable, anti-allergenic and gentle on organs, as it produces little to no nitrogen waste due to its immediate absorption into the bloodstream.

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

  • The increasing awareness that protein is the second largest building block of the body right after water, without which no life would exist and which must therefore be supplied permanently, this in light of a growing population and number of pets that need to be fed in the years to come. On the other hand, the fact that animal protein sources to fulfill this purpose are finite.
  • The manifesting trend to eat more plant-based products, which is spilling over from the human to the pet food sector (more and more products with significant plant components are offered).
  • A declining meat consumption in the human sector in line with growing requirements such as animal welfare, species-appropriate husbandry, sustainability and mindfulness when it comes to consumption of resources.
  • Decrease in slaughterings and consequently less slaughterhouse waste (the basis of pet food) as a direct result of reduced meat consumption – > animal slaugher is forbidden if exclusively aimed at the production of pet food.
  • Price increases due to lack of the availability of meat.
  • The concern around climate change and the CO2 footprint left by each produced food and feed product along the value chain.
  • To get along with less or no animal protein sources but rather to provide the building blocks of protein (protein in its purest form), as we know that conventional, plant-based protein sources are less digestible than animal ones.
  • The fact that our bodies do not require certain amounts of protein (regardless whether animal or plant-based), but primarily its amino acids to build body protein. The origin of the amino acids is irrelevant when broken down.
  • To increase the biological value of a food or feed product with regard to its protein nutritional value.