Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Zurex Pharma announced this week it has formed an agricultural technology company called Zurex PharmAgra LLC that will develop antimicrobial products to prevent mastitis in dairy cows.
The product would replace the iodine solutions dairy farmers now use to sanitize targeted dairy cows. It works similar to Zurex's current products which help prevent infections in hospitals and clinics.
The new company recently obtained investment capital from the Peak Ridge AgTech Fund, also based in Madison, to support its operations and launch its product. Michael Pawlak, with 30 years experience in the dairy industry, including serving as an executive at BouMatic, WestfaliaSurge GmbH and GEA Farm Technologies, was named director of agricultural operations.
Zurex PharmAgra has contracted with DeVere Chemical in Janesville to help with product development, formulation and manufacturing.