Our value lies in having a work methodology that provides reliable and convincing results, helping in both the decision-making process and the registration and commercialization of the products.

Innovation in the field of clinical and nutritional trials continuously pursues better results in terms of quality. There is no innovation without research, and out of it, the activity of T&T would have ceased long time ago.

Since our inception more than 20 years ago, we have been dedicating ourselves to offering our clients excellence in the execution of the tests, following the requirements set out in the ISO 9001 Quality Manual and the Good Clinical Practice (GCP), as well as in the University-Company agreement that we maintain with ETSIA (Technical and Higher School of Agricultural Engineers of Lleida).

But… What is it when we say ‘’quality’’?

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) defines it as “the set of characteristics of an entity, product or service that provides them with the ability to satisfy real needs”. Applying it to our scope of action: compliance with the invariability requirements established by our clients. We adapt to the test requirements while maintaining impartiality and guaranteeing reliable results. Proving that the products on market are safe and effective, we contribute to the guarantee of food safety.

ISO 9001:2015

T&T implements in all the trials the requirements set out in the ISO 9001-2015 and the Good Clinical Practice (GCP) from VICH program

Good Clinical Practices GCP from VICH program

We understand the quality of our services as:

STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL AND SIX SIGMA

Using Six Sigma tools, we determine the stability and invariability of a process, as well as its performance to eliminate waste. The approach applied is proactive since this quality information is obtained during the process and not in the subsequent inspection.

We apply the Statistical Process Control CGP (SPC, Statistical Process Control in English) focusing on statistical techniques to increase the understanding of the process performance. Then, we orient it in the desired way so that it will meet the requirements.

We understand variability as something natural that must be controlled, identifying when a process is out of control and its origin to act when facing future problems.

The requirements are applied basing on what the client specifies. Anything that comes out of these values ​​is our job to correct it.

The application of these methodologies is carried out by means of the SPC and the clustering and classification techniques, such as Principal Component Analysis (PCA), Machine Learning and Inferential Statistics.

We use the newest technology in data analytics, providing a flexible service: from analysis reports and data visualization to complete interactive applications, besides dashboards and configurable reproducible reports. We apply simulation techniques to provide novel approaches to data-based management.

SOP

We put into action the SOP, Standard Operating Procedure to achieve the compliance of the annual audit systems and projects that describes the instructions needed to get quality.

This practice has a huge importance and impact in the sampling operations and the analytical procedures as they act as an insurance of their best conditions.

Our main objectives are to guarantee the reliability of the data and the results of trials.

Logistic

The rapid and effective farms location where we work in with the casuistry and infrastructure that facilitates the trial effectiveness

The location of our research center allows us to cover all logistical needs, which can vary from sending documents and product samples (as well as their arrival in optimal conditions), transport of the researchers themselves, reduction of operating costs and times, …

All our infrastructures have conditions adapted to each animal race to ensure their physiological well-being.

Innovation

Our interest has no limits and new projects of R&D in the agri-food industry are always open to us.

We are open-minded to anything related with our business growth and always search innovative procedures.

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Our resources

We will adapt to the study you need thanks to our installation’s flexibility and our multidisciplinary team

Main features of some of our farms

PIGS
San Esteban de La Litera (Huesca)
FARM
  • 30 x 7 m (210 m2). Warehouse built with Ytong aerated concrete blocks

  • Concrete girders, joists and pillars (40x45cm)

  • 660 piglets up to 25Kg.

CORRAL DIMENSIONS
  • 2 lines of 30 pens each (60 in total) and a maximum of 11 piglets in each.

  • 3 m2

  • Feed hopper and drinker. The feed is manually supplied to control daily consumption.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL
  • The floor is entirely made of plastic slat injected with polypropylene with a 40% opening to ensure that the animals are kept clean and dry, and to reduce heat losses by contact and provide the necessary comfort and grip.

  • The partitions between pens are made of plastic panel.

  • The ventilation is automatic by windows of dimensions 1.20 x 1.80 m on both sides of the farm and the heating is automatic by means of electric heaters.

  • The lighting is naturally provided by the windows and by means of LED-type fluorescent lamps to provide a 16-hour day illumination.

POULTRY
Torrente del Cinca (Huesca)
poultry farm for trials
FARM
  • 4 x 12 m

  • 13.000 chickens

  • 2 floors exposed brick

CORRAL DIMENSIONS
  • 1.94 x 1.20 cm (2.3 m2)

  • Hopper: 45 cm diameter; 141 cm perimeter; 0.16 m2

  • Drinker: 33 cm diameter; 104 cm perimeter; 0.9 m2

  • 96 pens with a maximum of 30 chickens in each

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL
  • 10 years old

  • EXAFAN RSP-GC programmer

  • 4 outdoor and 1 indoor temperature probes

  • 1 humidity probe

  • Automatic windows

  • Transverse forced ventilation: 4 fans 12000 m3 / h and 3 fans 32000 m3 / h

  • Heating: biomass stove + supplementary diesel cannon

  • Micro-sprinkler cooling

  • Illumination: 8 fluorescent tubes 1.5 m long

  • Water: Aragon and Catalonia channel. Treated on the farm with chlorine and acid. Ph and chlorine control

Principles for quality improvement on farms

Biosecurity

Basing on studies carried out by official and private organizations, we decided to implement a model that collects the best of each one and, above all, that it is useful, feasible and provides information that allows the farms conditions improvement and the continuous evaluation.

Our team is specialized and trained in a way that maintains a unique criterial when assessing each point to analyze the situation and, later, indicate the necessary measures for the improvement of biosafety.

Salmonella control

For the control and reduction of Salmonella (salmonellosis), we apply a series of preventive measures to avoid contamination by serotypes other than those we already have on the farm. We also enforce corrective measures that allow us to control and reduce its prevalence. Fields to control:

  • Location in front of other farms and accesses

  • Isolation measures (fencing, arch and disinfection gap, feed discharge, slurry loading, …)

  • Passive protection (footbaths, change of utensils according to production phase, …)

  • Entry of personnel (necessary hygiene measures)

  • Entrance of vehicles (certifications of cleaning and disinfection, access books, …)

  • Facilities and accommodation, as well as their maintenance

  • Water (disinfection and maintenance of tanks and drinkers)

  • Feed supply (certification against Salmonella), status and maintenance of silos and warehouses, …

  • Management and organization: By batches, unidirectional movement, regrouping of animals after weaning, …

  • Control of animal entries

  • Cleaning and disinfection protocol

  • Pests and other animals (control and preventive measures)

  • Documents and records (control plans, prerequisites, actions, …)

  • Veterinary supervision

  • Training

Animal welfare

The parameters that we evaluate to determine the level of animal welfare on farms are those established in the European Welfare Quality ® protocol. Considered a benchmark in terms of welfare evaluation, it has an objective criterion recognized at European level:

We provide animals with a balanced diet to prevent them from suffering malnutrition and / or thirst.

We adapt the facilities so that each species can socialize and express their own behavior patterns (for example, with the provision of toys). We also make sure they are free from physical or thermal discomfort (space to move freely and rest, adequate temperature…).

We ensure their health in terms of hygiene, care, biosecurity, prevention, and control of diseases.

Our team has a personal and professional commitment regarding the treatment of animals, avoiding injuries, stress, and pain. We prevent them from feeling negative emotions such as fear, anguish, frustration, or apathy and promote positive emotions such as security and satisfaction

Control of antibiotic consumption

The animal production sector studies how to reduce the use of antibiotics and their substitution by other products or productive techniques that increase the health of animals, maintaining their productivity and well-being.

At T&T, we seek to know what the systematic and specific metaphylactic guidelines are used in each farm, as well as the amount of antibiotics used per corresponding unit and its evolution over time after the application of new measures.

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