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MSD Animal Health announces vaccine verification tool collaboration at IPPE 2019

by 5m Editor
13 February 2019, at 12:00a.m.

Today, MSD Animal Health announced a collaboration agreement which grants the company exclusive rights to Rapid Genomics’ vaccination verification tool, Viral Flex-Seq®.

This tool will be utilised in combination with MSD Animal Health’s Innovax® range of vaccines that provide long-term protection against three infectious poultry diseases. Representatives from both companies are available for interviews:

  • Taylor Barbosa, DVM, Ph.D., ACPV, Executive Director, Global Poultry Marketing, MSD Animal Health
  • Richard Currie, BVM&S, Ph.D., CEO, Rapid Genomics

There are also numerous interactive educational forums taking place at the MSD Animal Health Booth -- C10111:

  • Achieving Success with Antibiotic Free Poultry Production, with Lisa Bielke PhD, Assistant Professor - Ohio State University -- Tues., Feb. 12 at 11 a.m.
  • Smart Poultry Farming Using Sensor and Data Analytics Technology, with Alan Beynon, DVM, Managing Director - PrognostiX -- Tues., Feb. 12 at 2 p.m.
  • Viral Flex-Seq: Innovax Vaccine Detection... More Than a Feeling, with Richard Currie, PhD, CEO - Rapid Genomics -- Wed., Feb. 13 at 2 p.m.

At the booth, you can also learn about cutting-edge hatchery solutions from leading device companies, which can be used in complement with the Innovax® range of vaccines to optimise protection against common infectious poultry diseases.

  • In ovo vaccination technology that offers earlier immunity, uniform vaccine delivery and reduced stress on the birds, as well as lower labour costs
  • Constant pressure spray technology that optimises accuracy and efficiency of vaccine delivery, eliminating delivery through syringes
  • Subcutaneous vaccination that provides a high standardisation and accuracy for vaccine delivery