The United States FDA concluded in relation to the use of Halamid® Pharma Grade in treating Bacterial Gill Diseases and external Columnaris disease, that our production line for Halamid® Pharma grade is complying with Good Manufacturing Practice based on their audit in 2011.
This is not only underlining the quality of our operations, but it is also a big leap towards final approval of our animal drug application (NADA) which will cover freshwater reared salmonids and finfish in the United States only. In many other countries a similar application is covered by biocidal regulations.
Axcentive® will be presenting its Halamid® – universal disinfectant at the well-known livestock show Eurotier. This year we partner up with our distributor Dr. Schumacher GmbH and JBS in one big stand. Several technical and commercial staff from Axcentive will be available to talk to farmers, veterinarians, distributors and other interested parties from all over Europe and beyond.
Toby Heppenstall, General Manager and responsible for sales in Central Europe explains why: ”Halamid® may be a universal disinfectant but we don’t have universal coverage yet! The growth in agricultural production in Central-Eastern Europe and Russia is a particular focus at the moment and I was even in Ukraine recently, visiting the largest poultry producers with our well-connected distributor there.
Eurotier is the best platform to meet people from these and many other regions. Giving support to our sales in Germany via Dr. Schumacher while meeting distributors and other actors from the CEE is the ideal combination”. Axcentive are actively working on several new registrations in Europe. Arno Schut, Technical Manager adds: “We have tested Halamid® against viruses not tested before with excellent results and we can now even also offer a Halamid® Pharma grade with US FDA GMP approval which is a great testimony to the quality of our product”.
See Axcentive® in Hall 13, on stand D15 at Eurotier between 13 – 16th November.
Axcentive® SARL and Zagro Vietnam are excited to announce they will cooperate on the future sales and market development of Axcentive’s disinfectant product Halamid® in Vietnam. Zagro is a Singapore mainboard public-listed company and very experienced in providing Agrisolutions to farmers in agriculture and animal husbandry mainly in Asia. It manufactures and distributes a wide range of nutrition and protection products for livestock, aquatic animals and crops. Zagro Vietnam was incorporated in 2010 as the result of an acquisition. Zagro has an aggressive growth strategy and was looking for a flagship disinfectant which Halamid® promises to be.
Zagro’s premises are located in Dong Nai province, close to Ho Chi Minh city and the Mekong delta where much of the aquaculture activity is concentrated. Apart from marketing Halamid® in the livestock segment, experts of both companies will start field trials in fish farms in order to fine tune disinfection protocols to local conditions and create local brand awareness in the country where aquaculture plays such a big role.
Axcentive is delighted to inform you that we have found Mr. Vernon Fretwell – Biosecurity Consultancy (Thai), available to team up with us starting early 2012.
Vernon works full time for Axcentive, from his base in Bangkok, Thailand. He will support and drive – together with Axcentive’s executive director Paul van Lenthe and other members of the Axcentive Team – the further development of the market for the Universal Disinfectant Halamid® in the fast growing Southeast Asian aquaculture markets. Vernon is member of the Poultry Industry Register UK and has a 25 year long experience related to biosecurity in both livestock and aquaculture markets in Asia. He has the English nationality and spends most of his time in SE Asia. From his base in Bangkok he will cover amongst others Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines and of course Thailand.
Axcentive have signed an agreement with PT Farmadika Sejahtera Indonesia, in short FSI, for the exclusive distribution of Halamid® – the universal disinfectant to the Indonesian livestock markets. Marketing Director Freddie Hadiwibowo is delighted as he has been looking for ways to distribute Halamid® for some time. Axcentive is glad to team up with such knowledgeable and reputable team. Freddie and FSI are already familiar with Indonesian biosecurity markets and with the strong technical back up from Axcentive, both companies are confident that sales of Halamid® in Indonesian livestock markets will soon expand.
Halamid® is now registered in Tunisia for surfaces and equipment disinfection in the hospital, veterinary and food industry markets. This registration will allow Axcentive SARL together with the company Interlab Production, Halamid® distributor in Tunisia, to be present in the market and offer Halamid® to customers looking for a reliable disinfectant.
We are proud to announce a new partnership between Axcentive and Vetline International, a well established distributor for the poultry industry who is used to work and represent various international principals. Vetline started promoting Halamid™ at the veterinary and Poultry show in Lahore from 24-25th of September. We are looking forward to establishing a good partnership & co-operation between the two companies.
Axcentive is very happy to announce a new HALAMID partnership in Eastern Europe. A distribution agreement has been signed with the company BOSPLUS KFT, based in Szolnok, HUNGARY. First step for BOSPLUS will be to assist in the registration of our HALAMID for the use in intensive farming and aquaculture and possibly the other relevant applications which AXCENTIVE is supporting for the BPD.
Axcentive will be present at the Eurotier exhibition in Hannover (November 16-19) to support Halamid® applications in intensive farming and aquaculture. Visit us in hall 15, stand D08.
In a recent study regarding efficacy of various disinfectants against the bacteria Haemophilus parasuis responsible for the Glasser disease, Halamid® proved to be very effective both in suspension and carrier tests. This further demonstrate the interest of Halamid® as a general disinfectant in the pig farms.
Reference : Rodriguez Ferri et al., Comparative efficacy of several disinfectants in suspension and carrier tests against Haemophilus parasuis serovars 1 and 5, Res Vet Sci. 2010 Jun ;88(3):385-9.
After review of the product efficacy, SVA, the Swedish National Veterinary Institute, included Halamid® in its list of disinfectants for uses against Salmonella, Foot and Mouth disease, Swine vesicular disease, avian influenza and Newcastle disease in case of disease outbreaks. For additional information, contact us.
Halamid® is now registered in Latvia for use in private area and public health area, in veterinary hygiene, in the food and feed area and for drinking water disinfection.
The influenza A virus is again making the headlines : after the H5N1 virus strain responsible for the last avian influenza epidemic, the H1N1 strain is now responsible for the deadly outbreak currently observed.
Halamid® has been tested against the influenza A virus and proved to be very effective : a 0.1% Halamid® solution was enough to destroy the virus according to the norm EN 14675.
Halamid® was tested against the H7N1 strain, not against the H1N1 strain. However the experts (including the US Environmental Protection Agency) are convinced that a disinfectant effective against one specific strain of influenza A virus is also effective against the other strains of this virus (differences in strain and pathogenicity are not related to disinfectant activity). Thus Halamid® is also effective against the H1N1 strain.
Halamid® is effective against the influenza A virus. The recommended standard concentration of use will ensure killing of the virus.
Refer to the farm and veterinary hygiene section for more instructions of use.
The authorities of Brazil have renewed the Halamid® registration for intensive farming and veterinary applications. The company Fatec, our distributor in Brazil for this market has been selling Halamid® successfully for many years. They will use this opportunity to launch a promotional campaign to the pig and poultry farmers.
Fatec is a supplier of animal nutrition products and veterinary medicines and was established already in 1966. Halamid® is a logical part of their product assortment as it is a high performance general purpose disinfectant that safely secures hygiene in all critical steps of livestock farming.
The screening of the renewal file by the Brazilian authorities has been particularly strict and following mostly veterinary medicinal guidelines. The acceptance of the file underlines the high quality standards Axcentive applies to its production of Halamid®.
Axcentive will be present at the 1st International Congress on Aquatic Animal Health Management and Diseases, in Tehran (Iran), on January 27-28, 2009 to present the use of Halamid® in aquaculture. Please do not hesitate to visit us there at the stand of our distributor.
Customers for Halamid® are affected by two major European Regulations. One is the EU Biocidal Product Directive which rules the authorization of Biocides on the European Market. For most disinfectant applications where a biocidal activity is claimed this is the most relevant regulation. Extensive dossiers for all supported active ingredients are currently being reviewed by the EU Rapporteur Member States and by 2010 more and more active substances will be listed on Annex 1 and by that officially approved for use in commercial disinfectant products. Other active substances for which no dossier has been prepared or the dossier is not accepted, will be banned for use in biocide products in the EU market. .These commercial products will then still have to be registered in the relevant Member States but this is expected to be a faster and simpler procedure than the review of the active substances. As long as these final products are not being registered the local regulations (if any) remain in force.
REACH The other relevant regulation is REACH. BPD reviewed biocides will automatically be exempted from (pre)registration BUT ONLY TO THE EXTENT THEY ARE COVERED BY BIOCIDE APPLICATIONS. This means that customers using Halamid for applications that are different from biocides (=explicitly claimed biocidal or inherently when it is clear that the actual use is for controlling micro organisms) will fall under REACH and not the BPD regulation. Axcentive has pre-registered Halamid® for those usages that we consider non-biocide and we will in the near future contact our customers in order to collect the required down stream use details required for the REACH dossier.
Axcentive has been present at the EUROTIER exhibition in Hannover (Germany) for intensive farming, with also reference to the aquaculture application. Halamid® applications were presented and many new contacts were made with people from different part of the world.
You can find Halamid on the Eurotier website under the Product focus section at the following address :
Ultra Bio Corporation has been appointed as distributor for Halamid® in the Animal Hygiene sector in the Philippines. Ultra Bio Corporation is a distributor for Animal Health and Nutritional Products represented by Mr. Cesar Castanares, as Managing Director and President
“Ultra Bio do not have a biosecurity product in its product range. More and more of our customers started to ask for this, and we are extremely happy that we could work with Axcentive on their Universal Disinfectant Halamid®.
Halamid® has been on the market in the Philippines for decades and its brand name is very well known. Based on this awareness and in combination with our dedication we expect to satisfy a lot of customers that Halamid® is available through a regular channel again.”
The company RESCO has been appointed exclusive distributor for Halamid® in the Belgian animal hygiene sector. Resco is managed by Mr. Regi Teucq who is familiar with Halamid® and Axcentive® for many years. Axcentive® and Resco are therefore confident that a closer cooperation will be beneficial for both companies.
Regi Teucq : Halamid® has become particularly attractive for use in Belgian farms, now that the approved concentration* for use in farming has been reduced to 0.5 % only, based on the proven excellent efficacy of Halamid®.
Resco are a company focusing on individual strong brands. They are also distributor for Stalosan stable hygiene powder and nutritional supplements.
* Approved by the Belgian authorities
Axcentive will be present at the Eurotier fair (November 11-14) in Hannover, Germany to support Halamid®. Visit us in hall 15, stand E26.
We are proud to present the new Halamid® website, introducing the main product data and applications.
Halamid® is now approved in Cyprus as a general disinfectant for intensive farming and veterinary applications.