History of Altromin

Historical development of the company

1370
A mill was mentioned for the first time by document

1945
New construction of the mill and of a production site for concentrated feedingstuffs

1952
Development and production of active ingredient concentrates.

1956
First ideas of Professor Brock (Asta Bielefeld) and H. Altrogge (Lage) to develop complete feeding stuffs for laboratory animals.

1957
Start of the development of complete feeding stuffs for laboratory animals in a close cooperation between Altromin and Professor Brock.

1961
Completion of the development and production of the standard diet "Altromin-R" for rats and mice.

1962
Completion of the development and production of the standard diet "Altromin-K" for guinea pigs and rabbits.

1965
Completion of the development and production of the standard diet "Altromin-H" for dogs.

1966 Dedication of the first special plant for the production of feeding stuffs for laboratory animals. Development and production of "Purified Diets".

1967
Completion of the development and production of a standard diet for primates. Production of first diets with a low germ count; with a special treatment while production process and special packaging processes the diets were appropriated to be locked in SPF areas through an dip tank.

1971
Completion of the development and production of a standard diet for tree shrews.

1972
Subdivision of the standard diets for maintenance and breeding according to the life cycles of the animals.

1975
First edition of "altromin kontakt inform", an informative leaflet about current questions regarding test animals.

1976
Completion of the development and production of a standard diet for cats.

1977
Completion of the development and production of a pre- and postoperative diet for dogs.

1979
Organization of a symposium in Barcelona (Spain) about questions regarding test animals.
Completion of the development and production of a standard diet for nude mice and nude rats.
The 10th "altromin kontakt inform" has been published.

1981
"Thymusaplastic hairless mouse (nu/nu) and hairless rat (mu/mu). Breeding, keeping, diet, and test models".

1984
2nd Altromin symposium in cooperation with the Academy for Veterinary Advanced Training. "Minipig - breeding, maintenance, alimentation and test models".

1986
Takeover of Procomine mineral substances production.

1987
The 20th "altromin kontakt inform" has been published.

1988
3rd Altromin symposium in cooperation with the Academy for Veterinary Advanced Training "breeding, maintenance and alimenation of rabbits - the rabbit as a model in biomedical research".

1990
4th Altromin symposium in cooperation with the Academy for Veterinary Advanced Training. "Hamster and Gerbil - breeding, maintenance, alimentation, test models".

1992
5th Altromin symposium in cooperation with the Academy for Veterinary Advanced Training. "The dog as a model in biomedical research and possibilities of its replacement".

1993
Production of extrudates for biomedical research, production of medical diets for veterinarians and alternative medicine practitioners for animals.

1994
6th Altromin symposium in cooperation with the Academy for Veterinary Advanced Training and with the committee of GV - SOLAS. Requirements for test animal diets in the experiment and generation and use of transgene animals".

1995 The 30th "altromin kontakt inform" has been published. Certification according to ISO 9001 by TÜV. 1996 Expansion of the pet food shop 'Tierfutterkiste' in Lage.

1997
7th Altromin symposium in cooperation with the Academy for Veterinary Advanced Training and with the committee of GV - SOLAS. "Feeding stuff hygiene and feeding stuff treatment - The rat as a model in experimental surgery".

1998
The 20th "Tierfutterkiste" has been opened.
Recertification according to ISO 9001 by the TÜV.
Start of contract manufacturing for other companies regarding specialities in pet food and medical diets.

1999
Start of projects for a new building.
Reorganization of the laboratory for chemical examination of final products. Start of fish food production
8th Altromin symposium in cooperation with the Academy for Veterinary Advanced Training and with the Genetics Committee of GV - SOLAS. "Classic breeding (genetics) - transgene technology" - do they contradict or complement each other.

 
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