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Boehringer Ingelheim launches ‘LastMile’ initiative to address major barriers in animal healthcare sector in Sub-Saharan Africa

The initiative is established by Boehringer Ingelheim and supported by GALVmed Nairobi, Kenya – 4 July 2018– Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, announced today the launch of the ‘LastMile Initiative’, an integrated, solutions-driven program that seeks to address crucial animal health challenges by creating consistent availability of animal medical resources in […]

East African countries register first veterinary product under new Mutual Recognition Procedures

Arusha, 1st October 2018 – The first licences for a veterinary vaccine submitted for registration under the East African Community’s Mutual Recognition Procedure (MRP) have been issued. Obtaining approval to place veterinary medicines on the market requires a marketing authorisation (licence) from the National Regulatory Authority in each country where the product is to be […]

GALVmed gets a new Chief Executive

(10 August 2018, Edinburgh, UK)-The Board of GALVmed is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Carolin Schumacher as the new Chief Executive Officer of GALVmed. Carolin was appointed following a rigorous and open recruitment process from a pool of promising candidates. Dr. Peter Jeffries, current Chief Executive of GALVmed since 2013, announced in April […]

International vaccine development competition extends reach to contributory organisations

EDINBURGH, UK, February 21, 2018 – As the global US $30m Brucellosis Vaccine Prize competition enters its second phase, organisers are calling on commercial and academic organisations to join forces in order to progress towards the four available Milestone 2 prizes of US $1m. The second phase of the competition will require applicants to satisfy […]

Bill Gates visits Edinburgh to showcase British excellence in research and development and Announces new $40 million investment in GALVmed to boost British livestock research for world’s poorest people

26 January, 2018, Edinburgh, U.K.: Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will today visit the University of Edinburgh with the Secretary of State for International Development Penny Mordaunt, to showcase British excellence in research and development aimed at finding solutions to the toughest challenges facing livestock farmers. They will meet scientists […]

GALVmed partner Arecor announces successful vaccine stabilising formulation technology to combat two major livestock diseases in the developing world

Arecor and its partner, non-profit company, Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed), have successfully stabilised liquid formulations of vaccines to combat two major diseases of livestock across the developing world including Africa, Asia and the Middle East In this work, the ArestatTM technology has been applied to enable a vaccine to be distributed pre-prepared […]

Agency to regulate veterinary medicines in Kenya launched

(The following press release was issued by the Kenyan Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries on November 24, 2017.) A new agency to oversee the regulation of all veterinary medicinal products in the country has officially been launched today. The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) is now mandated to oversee the manufacture, importation, exportation, registration, distribution, […]

Payments totalling US$500k awarded in global Brucellosis Vaccine Prize competition

EDINBURGH, UK, September 26, 2017 – Additional prizes have been awarded in a global US $30 million competition aimed at incentivising the development of a vaccine that is efficacious, safe and viable for use against Brucella melitensis in small ruminants across the developing world. Five organisations will each receive US $100,000 following their initial application.  […]

Brucellosis outbreak in India highlights need for greater disease control

A fresh outbreak of brucellosis in India serves as a stark reminder of the need for effective control measures. In July, more than 50 cows were reported to have been infected with brucellosis in the town of Tirumala. This follows a similar outbreak in February, during which a dozen cows contracted the disease. The infected […]

First competition payments in global Brucellosis Vaccine Prize competition

Prizes awarded to three organisations at the midway point of Phase 1 EDINBURGH, UK, July 6, 2017 – Three organisations have each been awarded prizes of US $100,000 following their initial application to the Brucellosis Vaccine Prize – a global US $30 million competition aimed at incentivising the development of a new Brucella melitensis vaccine. […]

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