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Cainthus: Most producers will adopt digital livestock tech within three years

Aidan Connolly, CEO of Cainthus spoke to IHS Markit Animal Health editor Joseph Harvey about the future of digital technology in the livestock sector and the impact of COVID-19 on this burgeoning space, ahead of next month's virtual Animal AgTech Innovation Summit.

Invetx brings together pool of partners to launch monoclonal antibody plaform

US animal health therapeutics specialist Invetx has partnered with Twist Bioscience – a synthetic biology and genomics company. They will work to engineer and optimize antibodies for the treatment of serious diseases in dogs and cats.

Zoetis adds vet engagement software through Virtual Recall purchase

The largest animal health company has bought a UK-based business called Virtual recall that specializes in helping veterinary practices improve their service offering and communication with pet owners.

Experts highlight unobserved ASF threat in Asian wild boar, monitoring shortfalls

International researchers claim undetected African swine fever (ASF) virus is circulating in wild boar in Asia and called for improved surveillance of the devastating disease.

Elanco and Bayer: Animal health's largest ever acquisition is a done deal

Elanco has closed its multi-billion-dollar purchase of Bayer Animal Health – a deal that is expected to propel the former to second in the global industry rankings.

Pet innovation rate is as high as ever, with next cycle of food animal products approaching

At the recent virtual Animal Health Investment One conference, IHS Markit Animal Health editor Joseph Harvey hosted a discussion with leaders from some of the sector's top companies. The panelists divulged how animal health has reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic and highlighted how innovation opportunities may have changed.

Boehringer, Biogénesis Bagó win USDA contracts for FMD vaccine supply

The USDA has paid $27.1 million for the initial purchase of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccines to supply a national stockpile. The agency told IHS Markit Animal Health it will receive a total of 47.5 million doses from Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health and Biogénesis Bagó.

Merck strengthens antibody development with Zymeworks tech

Merck Animal Health has agreed a new deal with Zymeworks to develop multi-specific antibody therapeutic candidates. Zymeworks is a clinical-stage biotechnology company headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, focused on the development of multifunctional biotherapeutics for animal and human health.

Evonik Industries declares force majeure on amino acid

Evonik Industries said today that due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, its contract manufacturer had to shut down its production facilities. Both production and shipping of the amino acid ThreAMINO are affected due to limited stock of the material being available.

Elanco gains US approval to buy Bayer animal health unit, agrees to some divestments

Elanco Animal Health has been granted US antitrust approval to buy Bayer’s animal health business on condition that it sells assets to treat three ailments, two in dogs and one in cattle.

Canadian regulator approves Elanco's acquisition of Bayer animal health, subject to conditions

The Competition Bureau of Canada says it has agreed to approve Elanco Animal Health’s acquisition of Bayer’s animal health business, subject to conditions. Elanco has committed to forego acquiring Bayer’s Canadian distribution rights to several poultry insecticides. Bayer’s CropScience division will retain these distribution rights.

DSM buys animal health, nutrition businesses from Erber

DSM has reached an agreement to acquire the Biomin and Romer Labs businesses from Erber Group (Getzersdorf, Austria), an animal nutrition and health company, for an enterprise value of €980 million ($1.1 billion).

DSM acquires animal health, nutrition businesses from Erber Group for more than $1 billion

DSM has reached an agreement to acquire the Biomin and Romer Labs businesses from Erber Group (Getzersdorf, Austria), an animal nutrition and health company, for an enterprise value of €980 million ($1.1 billion).

EU Commission approves Elanco's acquisition of Bayer animal health subject to conditions

The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Bayer’s animal health operation by Elanco Animal Health subject to the divestment of otitis products and several types of parasiticides in the European Economic Area (EEA), the UK, and worldwide.

ECHA publishes report on use of non-animal testing under REACH

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki, Finland) says that, according to the findings published in its fourth report on the use of alternative methods to animal testing under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) legislation, “adaptations continue to be used more than experimental studies, with read-across being the most popular option.”

BASF acquires livestock farm management software company in Slovakia

BASF says it has acquired Cloudfarms (Bratislava, Slovakia), a software company for livestock farm management, traceability, and precision farming with a focus on pig production.




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