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  • SAPHIR: an International and Multidisciplinary Approach to Developing New Vaccines for Livestock

    SAPHIR is a project coordinated by INRA and selected by the European Commission for its Horizon 2020 programme. Participants launched the project with a seminar held on 11-13 May 2015 at INRA’s Jouy-en-Josas site. SAPHIR aims at developing innovative vaccination strategies against the pathogens responsible for major economic losses in cattle, pig and poultry farming. The project is the ...

  • USPOULTRY’s Live Production and Welfare Seminar Highlighted Animal Welfare Practices and New Equipment Technology

    “Whenever birds are handled for any reason, including vaccinations, treatments and movement to new facilities or to processing, handling should be accomplished in such a manner as to avoid injuries. Abuse of the animals is not tolerated under any circumstances,” stressed Dr. Sam Christenberry, poultry technical services manager, Phibro Animal Health, while addressing attendees at ...

  • Mercury conference confronts contentious topics

    One of the panel sessions at the ‘Mercury 2013’ International Conference in Edinburgh (28th July – 2nd Aug) “will be highly contentious and should result in a heated debate,” says Prof. K. Clive Thompson who will be chairing the session with Eric Uram from SafeMinds. Taking place on Tuesday 30th July at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, the panel session ...

  • GM chickens: a solution for bird flu?

    Genetically modified (GM) chickens could help stop transmission of bird flu, which first emerged in 1996 in China and has since killed or caused the culling of millions of chickens worldwide. Since making a jump to humans in 1997, bird flu has also killed over 300 people. It remains one of the diseases with a potential to cause a pandemic and is a major drawback for the poultry industry, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • CSIRO joins global fight against pandemic threats

    In a collaborative effort between the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and international and Indonesian scientists, a research team from CSIRO recently used a pioneering technique known as antigenic cartography to ‘map’ the evolution of the bird flu virus. While helping the Indonesian government protect its vast poultry flock against the deadly disease, ...

  • Sub-saharan Africa news in brief: 27 January–9 February 2011

    Africa to benefit from nutrition research initiative The European Commission has given the go-ahead to 'Sustainable Nutrition Research for Africa in the Years to Come', a two-year, €1 million (US$1,37 million) project that aims to "rethink the research agenda for nutrition in Africa". It is coordinated by the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, and involves four African and five ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Unveils Gibco ExpiSf System, First Ever Chemically Defined Insect Protein Expression System

    Historically, undefined insect media components such as yeastolate have made it challenging to achieve consistent results and protein yields across multiple experiments. These factors can significantly slow vaccine development at a time when manufacturers are under pressure to develop vaccines faster and more efficiently. Focused on removing barriers to vaccine development and production, Thermo ...

  • Sub-Saharan Africa news in brief: 13–26 January 2011

    Below is a round up of news from or about Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 13–26 January 2011 Malaria vaccine candidate shows promise The GlaxoSmithKline malaria vaccine, known as 'RTS,S', provides long-lasting protection for children, according to a study. Data from mid-stage trials, published earlier this month, show that the vaccine offered 46 per cent protection for up to ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • The highs and lows of 2010 in the developing world

    2010 was a year of contrasts for those seeking to boost the role of science in the development agenda. Many new initiatives were launched; some took root, others ran into difficulties. And progress in meeting big challenges, such as conserving biodiversity and tackling climate change, remained slow. Several organisations had chosen 2010 as the target date for achieving specific goals. Perhaps the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Fish Farm Diseases Preventable With Chemical-Free UV Treatment

    PASTURELLA SKYENSIS Today, BBC News unearthed an account where a company in Scotland lost around 125,000 salmon due to an outbreak of the bacterium Pasturella Skyensis. With high concentrations of salmon living in each cage at farms and hatcheries, diseases and bacteria, ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Animal reproduction research to transform industry

    Being able to produce more animals of the desirable sex to re-stock the herd, pond or sea cage has been a long-held goal of industry, as have cost effective and welfare-friendly ways to control unwanted animal pregnancies. Thanks to new research being undertaken by an international partnership led by CSIRO, these goals are set to become reality. According to CSIRO’s Food Futures Flagship ...

  • MicroSynbiotiX wins Nutreco Feed Tech Challenge

    International jury praises finalist for high potential game changing innovation Start-up company MicroSynbiotiX has won the final of the Nutreco Feed Tech Challenge Event. The event took place on 22 and 23 February and consisted of several challenge rounds during which 10 contestants competed. According to the jury report, the innovation of MicroSynbiotiX had the best fit with the challenge ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • Upcoming webinar on biotechnology discovery CRISPR

    Next Wednesday, September 21, the Agricultural & Food Law Consortium will present CRISPR: A Biotechnology Breakthrough and an Inventorship Quandary, as part of its monthly webinar series. The one-hour program starts at 12 noon ET and sign-in information is available here. A recent biotechnology discovery, CRISPR, may influence ...

  • Dieter Lutticken Award 2009 for development of in vitro bovine respiratory tract organ culture model

    The Dieter Lütticken Award 2009, a prestigious international annual award dedicated to alternatives in animal testing for veterinary medicines, goes to Dr. A.W. (Dan) Tucker, senior lecturer in veterinary public health at the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom). He will receive the € 20,000 award, which is sponsored by Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, for the development of ...

  • Sub-Saharan Africa news in brief: 21 April–4 May 2011

    Below is a roundup of news from or about Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 21 April-4 May, 2011. Tanzania to triple research funds A decision by the Tanzanian government to more than triple research funding in the next financial year — to Sh100 billion (around US$66 million) — has been hailed by The Citizen newspaper, which says it demonstrates commitment to addressing ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Australia to share farming lessons with Africa

    The Australian government will establish an international food security centre to offer research and technical expertise to willing governments and institutions in Africa. The Australia International Centre for Food Security (AICFS) will be established in the second quarter of next year. Australian prime minister Julia Gillard announced the establishment of the centre last month (28 ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • El Niño lowers early production outlook in Southern Africa

    Crop and livestock production prospects in Southern Africa have been weakened by the El Niño weather phenomenon that has lowered rains and increased temperatures. A reduced agricultural output would follow on last year's disappointing season, which has already contributed to higher food prices and "could acutely impact the food security situation in 2016," according to a special alert ...

  • Pincoy Project: Chilean Salmon Industry presents a collaborative measure to reduce its antibiotic use

    Global and local companies operating in Chile, led by Skretting, AquaGen/Blue Genomics, Pharmaq, Centrovet, Cermaq, Blumar and Ventisqueros have started a joint effort specifically aimed at helping Chile’s salmon industry to reduce its antibiotic use. In Chile, the salmon industry’s heavy use of antibiotics has long been the subject of fierce criticism, which culminated this year with ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • Finalists Announced for the World Agri-Tech Demo Day

    Rethink Events, hosts of San Francisco’s upcoming World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, together with Royse AgTech Innovation Network, are delighted to announce the twelve companies selected to pitch their ag and food-tech solutions to local VCs at the newly launched “World Agri-Tech Demo Day”. The Demo Day, taking place on March 27, offers an opportunity to very early-stage, ...


    By Rethink Events Ltd.

  • Dengue Virus-Like Particles launched

    The Native Antigen Company Limited (‘NAC’: Oxford, UK) announces the launch of a new range of Dengue Virus-Like Particles incorporating products for all four Dengue serotypes. Virus-Like Particles (VLPs) represent an increasingly important technology for use in vaccine development and serology. VLPs consist of protein shells comprising outer proteins specific to the virus in question. ...


    By The Native Antigen Company

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