New FMD vaccine formulation and filling unit
Intervet has opened a new formulation and filling unit at the Foot and Mouth
Disease (FMD) vaccine factory in Cologne, Germany.
After a mini symposium with international FMD experts,
Dr Alf-Eckbert FÃ¼ssel, Head of sector animal health-trade and zootechnics of the
European Committee, and Dr Ruurd Stolp, President Intervet officially opened the
new formulation and filling unit of the FMD factory.
"To react quickly in case of an
outbreak of this severe disease we have to be prepared. The factory will provide
an antigen bank, which âˆ'under government contractsâˆ' can guarantee emergency
supply of FMD vaccines.
The Cologne site is
one out of only four FMD vaccine production sites, which are officially approved
by the EU. Intervet has also FMD vaccine production sites in Brazil (Fortaleza)
and India (Pune) that are mainly used to supply their respective national
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