Researchers develop method for making new types of vaccines

TUCKER, Georgia, 1 March 2018 - USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the US National Poultry Research Centre, Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory in Athens, Georgia in which researchers developed a method for making new types of vaccines.
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The research is made possible in part by an endowing foundation gift from Claxton Poultry and is part of the Association’s comprehensive research programme encompassing all phases of poultry and egg production and processing. A brief summary of the completed project is shown below. A complete report, along with information on other Association research, may be obtained by going to USPOULTRY’s website. The project summary is as follows:

Project #F063: Generation of the Bivalent Vaccine against Newcastle Disease (ND) and Infectious Laryngotracheitis (ILT)

(Dr Stephen Spatz, US National Poultry Research Centre, Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory, Athens, Georgia)

In a recently completed research project, Dr Stephen Spatz and colleagues created a new method for introducing genes from other viruses into the infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT) virus for the purpose of creating vaccines that can protect against two diseases. This new method will allow the ILT virus to be much more easily manipulated and provides a platform for future vaccine development. The first effort to use this platform will be to introduce genes from the Newcastle disease virus into the ILT virus to create a vaccine which protects against both diseases.

The research summary can be found on the USPOULTRY website. Information on other Association research may also be obtained by visiting the USPOULTRY website.

As reported by USPOULTRY

Ryan Johnson

Editor at The Poultry Site

Ryan worked in conservation from 2008 to 2017, during which time he operated a rainbow trout hatchery and helped to maintain public and protected green spaces in Canada for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. As editor of The Poultry Site, he now writes about challenges and opportunities in agriculture across the globe.

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