• 4 tonne order is the largest single shipment purchase in Avivagen’s history
• Purchase order represents more than 40% of previous fiscal year’s total volume
Ottawa, ON / Business Wire/ April 23, 2021 / – Avivagen Inc. (TSXV:VIV, OTCQB:VIVXF) (“Avivagen”), a life sciences corporation focused on developing and commercializing products for livestock, companion animal and human applications that enhance feed intake and safely support immune function, thereby supporting general health and performance, is pleased to announce it has received a purchase order for a single shipment of 4.4 metric tonnes of OxC-betaTM Livestock from UNAHCO. The purchase order is the largest single shipment purchase order of OxC-betaTM to date and represents a 10% increase in size over its previous record single shipment order.
“UNAHCO has been amongst the earliest adopters of OxC-betaTM for use in swine, and recently poultry, and its continued growth in order frequency and size is a clear indicator of the value that our product brings to the livestock feed production market,” said Kym Anthony, Chief Executive Officer, Avivagen Inc. “We continue to add new applications and markets for OxC-betaTM worldwide that, taken together with our ongoing relationships with great and growing customers like UNAHCO, are providing dramatic growth potential and success for Avivagen. We also want to thank our colleagues who worked with the government in the Philippines to get this order cleared during challenging COVID-19 restrictions.”
About OxC-beta™ Technology and OxC-beta™ Livestock
Avivagen’s OxC-beta™ technology is derived from Avivagen discoveries about β-carotene and other carotenoids, compounds that give certain fruits and vegetables their bright colours. Through support of immune function the technology provides a non-antibiotic means of promoting health and growth. OxC-beta™ Livestock is a proprietary product shown to be an effective and economic alternative to the antibiotics commonly added to livestock feeds. The product is currently available for sale in the United States, Philippines, Mexico, Taiwan, New Zealand, Thailand, Australia and Malaysia.
Avivagen’s OxC-beta™ Livestock product is safe, effective and could fulfill the global mandate to remove all in-feed antibiotics as growth promoters. Numerous international livestock trials with poultry and swine using OxC-beta™ Livestock have proven that the product performs as well as, and, sometimes, in some aspects, better than in-feed antibiotics.
Avivagen is a life sciences corporation focused on developing and commercializing products for livestock, companion animal and human applications that, by safely supporting immune function, promote general health and performance. It is a public corporation traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol VIV and is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, based in partnership facilities of the National Research Council of Canada. For more information, visit www.avivagen.com. The contents of the website are expressly not incorporated by reference in this press release.
Forward Looking Statements
This news release includes certain forward-looking statements that are based upon the current expectations of management. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties associated with the business of Avivagen Inc. and the environment in which the business operates. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking, including those identified by the expressions “aim”, “anticipate”, “appear”, “believe”, “consider”, “could”, “estimate”, “expect”, “if”, “intend”, “goal”, “hope”, “likely”, “may”, “plan”, “possibly”, “potentially”, “pursue”, “seem”, “should”, “whether”, “will”, “would” and similar expressions. Statements set out in this news release relating to the future delivery of product based on the purchase order received, Avivagen’s expectations as to growth of its branding in certain jurisdictions, continued distribution and acceptance of Avivagen’s technology, anticipated growth in demand for Avivagen’s products, the possibility for OxC-beta™ Livestock to replace antibiotics in livestock feeds as well as fill a critical need for health support in certain livestock applications where antibiotics are precluded and the size of market opportunities are all forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. For instance, the order described may not result in new orders for Avivagen’s products, the customer plans may change due to many reasons Avivagen’s products may not gain market acceptance or regulatory approval in new jurisdictions or for new applications and may not be widely accepted as a replacement for antibiotics in livestock feeds, and fulfillment of the order may be delayed beyond current expectation, or in the worst case cancelled, in each case due to many factors, many of which are outside of Avivagen’s control. Readers are referred to the risk factors associated with the business of Avivagen set out in Avivagen’s most recent management’s discussion and analysis of financial condition available at www.SEDAR.com. Except as required by law, Avivagen assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements.
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