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WVPA-Merial Innovation in Vaccination Award for 2016 announced by WVPA

24 October 2016

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Merial is now part of Boehringer Ingelheim

PHILLIPINES - One of the highlights of the 3rd WVPA Asia Meeting, that was held in Manila, the Philippines on 20 and 21st October, was the presentation, in absentia, of the 2nd WVPA-Merial Innovation in Vaccination Award to Prof Mohd Hair Bejo from Malaysia for his work, including the commercialisation of a Gumboro disease vaccine for hatchery use in Asia.

He is now actively involved in the research and development of the next generation of Gumboro disease vaccines.

In announcing Prof Bejo as winner of the 2016 Award, Merial’s Andreas Herrmann highlighted the importance of such vaccines to the poultry industry and the Professor’s parallel career in academia where he has supervised numerous post graduate students, many of whom have focused on aspects of immunology and vaccination.

“In Prof Bejo we have a worthy winner of this year’s Award,” Nigel Horrox, WVPA’s president, added.

The 2017 WVPA-Merial Innovation in Vaccination Award will be presented at the next global congress of WVPA, which will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland in September next year – details for both can be found at

ThePoultrySite News Desk

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