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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 […]

Princess Royal updated on GALVmed projects on Moredun visit

Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, met with GALVmed staff and board members recently while attending an event in Edinburgh to celebrate our partner the Moredun Foundation’s rich heritage and unique partnership with the farming industry. The Princess Royal is introduced to GALVmed CEO Peter Jeffries by board director Peter Wells while Jeremy Salt and Senior Director of Corporate […]

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.  […]

Statement on anti-microbial resistance

The availability and use of antimicrobial medicines has transformed the practice of human and animal medicine. Infections that were once lethal are now treatable, and the use of antimicrobial drugs has advanced global health as well as animal health, which is a key component of policies to improve animal welfare, food security and food safety. […]

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 […]

GALVmed delivers goat rearing training in India

GALVmed’s Market Development & Access (MD&A) department in South Asia has been working with the Jeevika Trust recently to deliver training in goat rearing in Bihar, India. The trust was aware of GALVmed’s work and its expertise in animal health and management. It approached the organisation through the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) to train their officials on goat health […]

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. […]