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DuPont Animal Nutrition Launches Axtra® PHY, the Latest Generation of Phytase Enzyme in Japan

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 12, 2019 – DuPont Animal Nutrition, a business unit of DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences (DuPont), today announced the launch of Axtra® PHY in Japan. DuPont™ Axtra® PHY is the fast-acting phytase enzyme designed to improve animal performance and reduce phosphorus waste.

Axtra® PHY is the fastest route to top animal performance in poultry and swine, while improving profitability for producers and reducing phosphorus waste. The phytase enzyme works quickly in the digestive tract to break down phytate, the main storage form of phosphorus contained in plants and a key anti-nutrient. By lowering the impact of phytate, Axtra® PHY increases the availability of phosphorus, energy and amino acids naturally present in the feed, meaning the producer needs to add fewer costly ingredients. Reducing phosphorus waste also reduces the amount of phosphorus runoff that may pollute nearby surface and groundwater systems. This helps producers operate more sustainably by reducing their overall environmental footprint.

“DuPont offers innovative enzymes that are not only the fastest-acting in market, but also enhance the interaction of nutrition, the microbiome and gut and immune function, improving the nutribiotic state of the gut,” said Aart Mateboer, Business Unit Director, DuPont Animal Nutrition. “We are proud to be the first company to launch a new generation phytase enzyme in the Japanese market.”

Reduction of the anti-nutrient phytate factors leads to improved gut health for swine and poultry. Axtra® PHY also leads to improved weight gain and feed efficiency, helping producers save on feed costs and improving their profitability. DuPont provides optimized dosing that is specific to species, diet and life stage, leading to maximized return for customers.

The launch of DuPont™ Axtra® PHY in Japan follows the 2017 launch of phytase enzyme Phyzyme® XP.

DuPont is investing in science and innovation to help producers improve performance, increase livability and support welfare in the face of increasing pressure to reduce or remove antibiotics from production systems. To learn more, visit

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