The Animal Medicine and Veterinary Vaccines Sector – a $22 billion market

As highlighted by Zoetis , the largest global animal healthcare company and latest exhibitor partner to the Vaccine Congress Washington 2015, the animal medicines and veterinary vaccines sector is estimated to represent a global market of $22 billion within the approximate $92 – 102 billion animal health industry.   Additionally between 2011 and 2016, the animal medicines and vaccines sector is …

Inovio Pharmaceuticals Subsidiary Sells Animal Health Assets

May 27, 2014 Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that its 90%-owned subsidiary, VGX Animal Health, Inc. (VAH), has concluded an agreement for the sale of its animal health assets to Plumbline Life Sciences, Inc. (PLS) of Korea. The assets being transferred include an exclusive license with Inovio for animal applications of its growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) technology and animal DNA vaccines plus a non-exclusive license …

Braasch Biotech Continues to Build Patent Portfolio With Acceptances in the European Union, Russia and Israel

April 28, 2014 Braasch Biotech LLC, a biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing anti-somatostatin vaccines, today announced that it has received Notices of Acceptance from the European, Russian and Israeli Patent Offices for a patent covering the use of Braasch’s product candidate, JH14-Somatovac®. The vaccine is indicated for use in farmed animals and safely enhances the target animal’s own ability to produce …

First metritis vaccine protects dairy cows

Scientists from Cornell announced this week the successful manufacture of the first vaccine that prevents metritis. Metritis most commonly affects cattle and develops after a cow gives birth. The bacteria takes advantage of the open vagina and cervix to settle in the uterus.This disease causes fever, pain, inflammation, loss of appetite, depression and can affect reproduction. In the US, metritis …

Are Veterinary Vaccines Having a Renaissance?

During our research for World Vaccine Congress Europe 2014, there have been a few interesting comments which weren’t expected. It seems to be the opinion of some industry representatives that vaccines for animal health have not been the most fashionable investment in recent years, but companies are starting to look at this more seriously again for future development. One reason …

Immunization Strategies for the Developing World

The second morning session of Day One at the World Vaccine Congress USA 2013 started with Dr John Boslego, Global Program Leader, Vaccine Development at PATH, delivering a talk entitled ‘Driving the development of much needed vaccines for the developing world'. He spoke about the work of PATH, and introduced the 3 pillars of PATH – namely 1) Advancing technologies, …

Top 5 Vaccine News Stories of 2013 (so far)

2013 has already seen some exciting developments in the world of vaccines. Here are 5 vaccine news stories of the first quarter of 2013 which I think were particularly big news. Development of a synthetic foot-and-mouth vaccine British researchers announced the development of a new method for engineering a synthetic foot-and-mouth vaccine which doesn't rely on using a live virus. …

Researchers engineer synthetic foot-and-mouth vaccine

British researchers have developed a new method for engineering a synthetic foot-and-mouth vaccine which doesn't rely on using a live virus, the BBC reports. The collaborative research involved researchers at the Pirbright Institute and the Universities of Oxford and Reading, and was published in PLoS Pathogens. The researchers report that foot-and-mouth disease remains a major plague of livestock, and current …

Guest bloggers for World Vaccine Congress Washington 2013

This opportunity is open to all would-be commentators from all corners of the vaccine industry – from students, journalists, experts to researchers and academics. We would want you to join us at the World Vaccine Congress for 3 days in Maryland and join our in-house marketing team in an effort to cover the amazing content that will be presented at …