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Pirbright Institute, TVG partner for ASF vaccine

The Pirbright Institute is partnering with researchers from The Vaccine Group (TVG) in Plymouth, UK to develop ASF vaccines. Despite movement restrictions, ASF continues...

Dabaco to launch ASF vaccine this year – third time a charm?

After some delays, Dabaco announced that it would release its ASF vaccine in Q2 or Q3. In January, Dabaco registered its vaccine management with...

A new EU-funded project aims for an oral ASF vaccine

A new EU-funded international collaborative project hopes to develop a vaccine against ASF. Led by Dr Sandra Blome of Germany’s Friedrich Loeffler Institute (FLI), the...

ASF recombinant genotypes I and II detected in domestic pigs in Vietnam

Researchers in Vietnam have discovered recombinant African swine fever virus (ASFv) genotypes I and II (rASFv I/II) in domestic pigs across six northern provinces. In...

ASF gene deletion unlocks potential for Diva vaccine development 

Scientists at the USDA's Foreign Animal Disease Research Unit found that deleting the EP402R Gene from the genome of ASF vaccine strain ASFV-G-∆I177L provides...

ASF vaccines could be approved within the year

Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr said that Philippine pig producers may have access to an approved ASF vaccine within the year. He revealed...

Philippines tells ASF vaccine suppliers to secure FDA approval

The Philippine Agriculture Department urged Vietnamese ASF vaccine makers to get approval from the Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA). However, some insiders told...

KPP withdraws from ASF vaccine distribution in the Philippines

KPP Powers Commodities Inc, the Philippine distributor of Avac Vietnam’s ASF live vaccine, will cease to distribute the vaccine in the country. KPP CEO...

ASF vaccine trial data needed to craft guidelines

WOAH warns against substandard ASF vaccines being released in the market, but also encourages countries to hold independent trials, data from which can be...

Proactive steps needed for ASF vaccine trials

The wait for WOAH guidelines for studying ASF vaccines is causing trial delays, including in Malaysia. “We must be more proactive and conduct local...

ASF vaccine trials: A catch-22 situation

Asian pig farmers are desperate for a solution to save their pigs, but the animal health community, including the WOAH, caution against using vaccines...

Vietnam urges farmers to vaccinate against ASF

Provincial veterinary departments in Vietnam are urging farmers to use ASF vaccines to protect their herds. However, the adoption rate remains low as farmers...

New USDA finding may cut number of ASF vaccines needed

USDA researchers have found fewer ASF virus (ASFv) genotypes than initially believed, reducing the number of strains from 25 to only six unique genotypes. The...

Australian, US scientists collaborate to develop an ASF vaccine

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia’s national science agency, is collaborating with US biotech firm MBF Therapeutics to evaluate a new...

Australian, US scientists collaborate to develop an ASF vaccine

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (Csiro), Australia’s national science agency, is collaborating with US biotech firm MBF Therapeutics to evaluate a new...

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