Pharmacosmos Hosts the 7th Uniferon Global Anaemia Summit

October 13, 2014

The 7th Uniferon Global Anaemia Summit was held in Helsingoer, Denmark from September 3-5, 2014 with a global delegation of leading swine producers, veterinarians and industry consultants representing 14 countries. The purpose of the summit was to shed light on the many different aspects of iron anaemia and learn how to improve the productivity of producers worldwide.

The summit included lectures from guest speakers and farm tours. The lectures covered topics ranging from the epidemiological situation in central and Eastern Europe related to African Swine Fever to the correlation between haemoglobin and growth in piglets post weaning. The farm tours functioned as hands-on anaemia clinics where attendees worked alongside veterinarians to complete detailed worksheets related to anaemia status.

The summit delegation also received a message from the international Iron Expert Board (IEB) and an introduction to the F.A.C.T program. The acronym F.A.C.T stands for Farm Anaemia Certification & Training and is a program, developed by Pharmacosmos,  that eliminates guesswork of anaemia/iron status with accurate, fast, and convenient Hb pen-side detection. F.A.C.T was presented by member of the Iron Expert Board, Tom Gillespie US, who has worked with pig welfare since 1981. His professional involvement includes membership in the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, American Veterinary Medical Association and Indiana Veterinary Medical Association. Tom is the past president of American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) and has serviced on numerous committees either as a member or as the chairperson.

The outcome of each Summit is that the swine industry learns more about accurate pen-side anaemia detection and treatment protocols that help improve the producer's return on investment.

About Uniferon

Uniferon is a modern improved iron hydrogenated dextran based on a natural formula, which is approved for global use:

Uniferon is manufactured without the use of any organic solvents or cyanide, thus, avoiding trace residues of these impurities. Pharmacosmos manufactures iron dextran of high quality and unique purity for customers worldwide. Uniferon is the only injectable iron brand for piglets approved in the EU, the US and Asia.

About Pharmacosmos

Headquartered in Denmark, Pharmacosmos is a family-owned, international healthcare company with more than 50 years of innovation and leadership in iron- and carbohydrate-based treatments and solutions for human and animal use.

A research-based company, its ongoing R&D programme focuses on improving the lives of patients with iron deficiency with or without anaemia. More than 1 billion people live with iron deficiency anaemia and it is the leading cause of death for an estimated 180,000 people every year. This makes it one of the largest global health challenges of our time.

Pharmacosmos has subsidiaries in the Nordics, the UK and the US and its products are marketed in more than 80 countries across the world. Its manufacturing facilities are approved, among others, by the Danish Medicines Agency and the US FDA.