26. April, 2023

VIDEO: Successful female researchers of the Faculty of Biotechnology and their chicken probiotics innovation

As part of World Intellectual Property Day, the UL Knowledge Transfer Office together with UL BF researchers and the spin-out company Elogium made a promotional video.

World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated every year on April 26 and is intended to raise public awareness of the importance of intellectual property and its impact on society and to encourage creativity and innovation. This year, the focus is on the activity of women in the field of intellectual property, drawing attention to their important role in science, art, or the economy.

The promotional video shows the great achievement of female researchers from the Department of Microbial Ecology and Physiology at the Faculty of Biotechnology of UL in the field of chicken probiotics.

Ines Mandic-Mulec, Ph.D., Katarina Šimunović, Ph.D., and Polonca Stefanic, Ph.D., have developed an innovative, safe and sustainable way to prevent the spread of harmful bacteria from chickens to humans.

The inventors of the Bacillus subtilis strains, which control pathogenic bacteria and increase growth in poultry, are also part of the Latvian start-up company Elogium. The University of Ljubljana has already granted the company an exclusive license to exploit the invention, for the use of the bacterium B. subtilis as an additive to feed or water in poultry farming.

Their good story now continues – the breakthrough innovation has just received an investment worth 500.000 euros.

Sincere congratulations to the entire team for the success and proof that our innovation ecosystem is steadily growing and expanding through trust and cooperation.

Meanwhile, let’s not forget to have a little fun in the process… So let’s continue to #innovatetogether!

Video: Eva Plešec

The script: Eva Plešec, Simona Rataj, Polonca Stefanic

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