1a.Objectives (from AD-416)
Commercial scale-up and animal (swine) testing (feeding trial) of pectic oligosaccharides with prebiotic properties.
1b.Approach (from AD-416)
ECONUGENICS will be responsible for obtaining at least 10 kg of POS. ARS (collaboration with Bob Rastall) will perform in vitro prebiotic property analysis. Once 10 kg of POS with in vitro prebiotic properties is delivered, ARS will perform a swine feeding trial to examine prebiotic properties in these animals.
The company requested that the CRADA be extended through September 30, 2011 to generate needed pectic oligosaccharides (POS) by an enzymatic method to produce pectic oligosaccharides with prebiotic properties.
Research progress was monitored by telephone calls and e-mail.