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  • Frank DeGennaro joins ABN

    Columbia, MD - Mon 4 Dec 2017 - Frank DeGennaro, has been named Chief Operating Officer of Advanced BioNutrition (ABN) Corp. of Columbia, MD.  Frank brings over 30 years of experience in the agriculture and food industries across a variety of executive leadership roles with the DuPont Company and Perdue Agri-Business

    Frank grew up working on the family farm in Connecticut, with BS and MS degrees in agriculture from Purdue University, DeGennaro joined ABN in the 4th Q 2017.

    Founded in 2001, with roots in technology for sustainable aquaculture nutrition and health, Advanced BioNutrition Corp. (www.ABN-corp.com) today is a world class technology provider focused on offering environmentally sustainable and science-based technology solutions to a variety of industries. Among those are human nutrition and health, agriculture and food safety.  >>>>Read More<<<<

  • Food Safety

    ABN technology has been used to stabilize and protect a couple of commonly utilized materials that are used to combat food borne illnesses. As antibiotic resistance becomes an increasingly important issue, new approaches to preventing bacterial food contamination are being explored and developed. Protection, stabilization and delivery of agents used to help ensure food safety will become more important in the future. ABN technology may well help in developing innovative and novel approaches to addressing food safety concerns.

  • ABN Approach

    The ABN team works closely with clients to fully comprehend the specific product requirements that will be embodied in subsequent stabilization and protection of sensitive bioactives.   This collaboration begins during the proof of concept stage of a project and extends through development, licensing and technology transfer activities.  Our interdisciplinary team of biologists, chemists, food scientists, agronomists, and engineers, creates innovative solutions utilizing their broad expertise and deep technology platform supported by more than 40 owned and exclusively licensed patents.  Through extensive experience, this collaborative approach has proven highly effective and commercially successful.

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  • Dr. Mark Thompson Named Vice President of Research and Development

    Columbia, MD - September 12, 2018 (Business Wire)-- Dr. Mark Thompson has been named Vice President of Research and Development at Advanced BioNutrition Corp. (ABN). He succeeds Dr. Robert Ackerson who recently retired.

    Mark joined ABN in June 2018. He brings over 35 years of experience from DuPont in a variety of R&D leadership roles, including 24 years in the Crop Protection business in R&D and Operations and several years in DuPont's LYCRA Spandex business leading New Products R&D. In his last position at DuPont, Mark served as Research Director in DuPont's Central Research Division where he collaborated with all businesses overseeing diverse, innovation projects in materials science, renewably-sourced polymers, industrial bioprocesses, and novel delivery systems for Production Agriculture.

    "We are thrilled to have Dr. Thompson join ABN," said Mr. Frank DeGennaro, CEO. " Mark’s highly successful track record of leading R&D organizations to rapidly develop and commercialize new innovation will certainly enhance our customers’ ability to create value with ABN technologies."

    As part of the company’s strategy to focus on Human Health and Nutrition, Agriculture and Biopharma, ABN recently sold its business and assets in the Animal Health and Nutrition field. ABN is now pioneering new verticals by expanding their core technologies available from over 40 patent families. ABN's research team of biologists, chemists, food scientists, agronomists, and engineers, specializes in innovation related to stabilization and delivery of a broad range of bioactives including probiotics, yeast, vaccines, enzymes, peptides, bacteriophage, vitamins, ag biologicals, and seed inoculants.

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  • Advanced BioNutrition's Dry Powder Formulation Approach to Stabilize Biologicals

    Presented by: Tom Fort and Jim Reap at the Crops and Chemicals Conference in Raleigh, NC

    Columbia, MD - Friday 06 July 2018 – Tom Fort and Jim Reap will be attending the Crops and Chemicals Conference in Raleigh, NC July 24-25, where they will be presenting a poster entitled “Advanced BioNutrition's Dry Powder Formulation Approach to Stabilize Biologicals”. The presentation outlines key stability results and highlights ABN's proprietary encapsulation technologies that offer superior performance with respect to stabilizing bioactive microbes for agriculture utilizing ingredients generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by regulatory authorities.

    ABN's Protect&Deliver™ technology is a novel stabilization platform, which considerably improves the stability of biological microbials for agriculture including on shelf and on seed stability.

    If you’d like to know more about ABN’s Protect&Deliver™ technology for agricultural applications, contact Tom Fort at tfort@abn-corp.com Click to Download PDF

  • Advanced BioNutrition Corp. Announces Leadership Appointments

    Columbia, MD - June 19, 2018 (Business Wire) -- Advanced BioNutrition (ABN) Corp., has announced today the appointment of Mr. Frank DeGennaro as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Corporation. He succeeds Mr. William Kirk, who remains Chairman of the Board of Directors. Also joining the ABN leadership team is Dr. Tom Fort, as Director of Business Development.

    Mr. Frank DeGennaro joined ABN in 2017 as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of ABN. He brings over 30 years of experience in the agriculture and food industries across a variety of leadership roles with the DuPont Company and Perdue Agri-Business. "We are thrilled to have Mr. DeGennaro as our new CEO," said Mr. William Kirk, Chairman of the Board. "Frank's track record of building and energizing teams, and creating value make him a great addition."

    Dr. Tom Fort joins the ABN team, with 38 years of experience in multiple global technology and business leadership roles with DuPont . Most recently, Tom led a world-wide team of over 150 professionals who successfully developed and commercialized an industry leading pipeline of crop protection products. “I am very excited about the opportunities in front of us,” said DeGennaro. “Tom’s tremendous experience and a very successful track record of new product commercialization will help customers create significant value with our ABN technologies.”

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  • Preservation of Probiotic Bacteria in Various Food Products

    Presented by: Brian Carpenter at Probiota America 2018 Conference in Miami

    Columbia, MD - Monday 04 June 2018 – Brian Carpenter will be attending the Probiota Americas 2018 Conference June 5th - 7th, in Miami Florida, where he will be presenting a poster entitled “Preservation of Probiotic Bacteria in Various Food Products” during the networking reception 6:30PM on June 5th. Brian’s presentation highlights the demonstrated performance of ABN’s probiotic stabilization technology in foods containing high moisture concentrations.  

    ABN's Protect&Deliver™ technology is a novel stabilization platform, which considerably improves the stability of probiotic bacteria incorporated into an array of food applications, some of which include infant formula, nutritional supplements, powdered drink mixes, musli bars, and breakfast cereals. 

    If you’d like to know more about ABN’s Protect&Deliver™ technology, contact Brain directly at bcarpenter@advancedbionutrition.com. Click to Download PDF