International Veterinary Vaccinology Network Blog

16 Nov 2017

We are pleased to announce our blog is now live. We plan to use our blog to showcase the research occurring across the International Veterinary Vaccinology Network, in the hope of facilitating the formation of collaborations to improve vaccine design and development for livestock diseases.

In our first post, Dr. Brian Bigirwa from Brentec Vaccines in Uganda told us about the process to develop and produce a vaccine for Newcastle Disease. As a result, Brentec have learned about the trials and tribulations of commercially producing and delivering vaccines in Africa, therefore they feel they could share expertise with members of the International Veterinary Vaccinology Network who are planning something similar.

Our second post highlights two South African companies - Afigen Biologics and Vaccines, and Afrivet. Afrigen are a recently established spin-out company who would like to expand their portfolio of veterinary vaccine projects, and are specifically interested in the development and testing of adjuvants for veterinary vaccines. Afrivet are an animal health company who provide training for livestock holders and they have developed a daily observation app that allows stockowners to monitor the health of their animals.

Lastly, we recently attended the World Veterinary Vaccine Congress and our report presents highlights from this fantastic conference.

Read more over on our blog.

If you would like to have your research/organisation/initiative feautured on our blog, please e-mail IVVN [at] roslin [dot] ed [dot] ac [dot] uk.