Medgene awarded grant funding by USDA to study Asian Longhorned Tick and develop vaccines

May 23, 2023

 

Medgene awarded grant funding by USDA to study Asian Longhorned Tick and develop vaccines

 

 

 

The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has granted funding to animal health company Medgene for a research project focused on studying the Asian longhorned tick and its potential to spread diseases among livestock, Yahoo! Finance reported.

 

Medgene plans to utilise its proprietary platform technology to develop and test vaccine approaches aimed at preventing the transmission of tickborne diseases.

 

Dr Alan Young, Chief Technology Officer for Medgene, brings extensive expertise in studying parasite-borne diseases, particularly their impact on whitetail deer, dating back to 2013.

 

Dr Young expressed his appreciation for the USDA-NIFA partnership, highlighting the agency’s commitment to addressing animal health concerns in the US. He said there is a significant role that animal parasites and insects play as disease vectors affecting both wild animals and livestock.

 

Medgene’s vaccine development approaches

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