Merial Takes Avian Business to New Dimension

by 5m Editor
9 February 2009, at 7:37am

US - Merial Limited has grown its avian business by becoming the exclusive distributor and technical service provider of the innovative in-ovo injection systems of AviTech, LLC.

As a result, Merial can now offer worldwide poultry customers its portfolio of avian vaccines together with the latest in ovo technology.

Merial is one of the largest global avian vaccines companies. It has a long-standing commitment to the poultry industry and, through close ties with producers, has developed extensive expertise to serve customers. Merial is a leader in the production of vaccines for the treatment of prevalent diseases, such as Marek’s disease and infectious bursal disease, that are especially suitable for in ovo administration. Merial already supports its vaccine operations through the development and service of administration devices; these activities are now complemented by its exclusive distribution of AviTech’s IntelliJect® and ManualJect™ in ovo injection systems.

Said Merial’s Global Head of Avian, Alain Wille, “Merial has long recognized the value of working with the industry to make our products available conveniently and efficiently. The in ovo route is becoming ever more important and we are delighted to partner with AviTech. The key to our future success will be ensuring our customers reap the benefits of combining vaccines and delivery technology in one package. A major factor here will be our ability to provide a single interface for technical aspects of our vaccines and the equipment that administers them.”

AviTech President, Rafael Correa, said, “The synergies of AviTech’s high quality engineered solutions and Merial’s remarkable product and service reputation will provide the industry the quality performance it needs now more than ever.”