Research Team manager: Dr Livio Heath

Vaccination has been one of the most important interventions in disease prevention that has ever been developed. In veterinary medicine, vaccination has contributed significantly to increasing the productivity of the global livestock industry and has even led to the irradiation of animal diseases, such as Rinderpest. Various different approaches to the development and production of veterinary vaccines exists ranging from crude effective whole-pathogen preparations to molecularly defined subunit vaccines, genetically ​engineered organisms or antigen formulations.  The Vaccine production Division is responsible for moving exploiting the  outputs of vaccine research and development projects within the ARC by generating and producing veterinary products that will be available in the marketplace. The division focuses predominantly on the production of Foot and mouth disease vaccine and vaccines against several economically important tick-borne diseases. All production processes are underpinned by strong research and development support.  ​

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