Balchem’s Real Science Initiative
2013 Call for Proposals
The Initiative: Balchem Corporation is pleased to announce a call for fundamental and applied research proposals in the area of animal nutrition and health. Balchem is a global leader in the manufacture of choline chloride, an essential nutrient for dairy, swine, poultry, and companion animals and specialty nutritional products derived from unique encapsulation and chelation technologies. For more information about Balchem’s Animal Nutrition and Health Division and products, please visit our website (anh.balchem.com). The intent of the Balchem Research Initiative is to develop research partnerships to enhance animal production and efficiency. Potential areas of research in animal nutrition and health may include but are not limited to:
- Developing new applications of existing protection technologies (e.g., encapsulation).
- Developing new technologies for increasing the efficacy of nutrient utilization.
- Product applications that enhance newborn, growing, or mature animal immune responsiveness and productivity through improvements in enteric health.
- Increasing the understanding of choline metabolism, including interactions between choline and other nutrients involved in one-carbon metabolism, and the application of this understanding.
The process calls for prepropsals to be submitted by August 1, 2013. Authors of pre-proposals with the greatest merit will be asked to submit a more detailed full proposal. Complete program details are available at www.balchemresearch.com. Questions regarding the initiative may be addressed to Dr. Ric Grummer or Dr. Michael de Veth at firstname.lastname@example.org.