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Bionaturis joins the “Targetfish” project

Targetfish:  key European project underway to improve aquaculture vaccines

This project mainly seeks to develop new vaccines for aquaculture, with a focus on the species and fighting against the diseases with the greatest economic impact in the European Union.

Targetfish is a biotechnological project involving 30 world-class partners from 13 different countries and with €6 million in funding.

 Bionaturis is established as one of the leading European companies in this sector. Dr. Ana de Las Heras will head the research for the scientific project at Bionaturis.

 

Bionaturis, a biotechnological company quoted on MAB since January, has signed up to the Targetfish project: the only major European project underway to develop aquaculture vaccines. This project, coordinated by Wageningen Universiteit (Netherland) and involving 30 world-class partners from 13 different countries, has  €6 million in funding. It will run for 5 years starting in October 2012.

Targetfish will advance the development of existing and new vaccines in order to protect such economically important species as Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout, common carp, sea bass, sea bream and turbot. It will also establish a knowledge base for the rational development of next-generation fish vaccines.

Bionaturis’ researcher Ana de las Heras, who holds a PhD in Veterinary Science, will head the Targetfish project in Bionaturis. The Spanish company will use its exclusive FLYLIFE  technology to develop vaccines for the project, including its recently patented formulations for oral delivery of recombinant vaccines.

Ana de las Heras stressed the socio-economic importance of the project for the European Union: “The lack of effective preventive treatment leads to large losses in this sector. Our FLYLIFE system is perfectly in line with the technical and economic requirements currently sought by producers”.

Thanks to its participation in Targetfish, Bionaturis is positioned as one of […]

October 16th, 2012|last news, Press english|0 Comments

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