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. […]

AgResults’ US $30 million Brucellosis Vaccine Prize on the agenda at Global Sheep Veterinary Congress

        Release date: 24 May 2017 EDINBURGH, UK, May 24, 2017 – Small ruminant experts attending this month’s International Sheep Veterinary Congress in Harrogate are being encouraged to enter a US $30 million prize competition to develop a brucellosis vaccine to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in developing countries. The Brucellosis […]

ViroVet and GALVmed to collaborate on novel vaccines for sheep & goats

LEUVEN, Belgium, May 17th, 2017 — ViroVet NV, a leading Belgian biopharmaceutical company active in the development of innovative vaccines and antiviral drugs for livestock, is proud to announce a collaboration with GALVmed. Under the collaboration, ViroVet will extend its vaccine pipeline to include novel vaccines for small ruminants. Since its capital increase in December […]

Applications now open for AgResults’ Global US $30 Million Brucellosis Vaccine Prize

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 18, 2016 Press Office: +44 (0)20 8647 4467 Email: nic.daley@garnettkeeler.com Additional press contacts below   Competition aims to incentivize vaccine development breakthrough EDINBURGH, UK, November 18, 2016 – A US $30 million prize competition to develop a brucellosis vaccine to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in developing countries is now […]