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March 18, 2008
Gene Marker Technology to Support Global Livestock Producers Pfizer Animal Health today announced it will acquire two market-leading livestock genomics companies: Catapult Genetics, Pty., Ltd., focused on developing and commercializing innovative livestock DNA tests and gene markers to assist global food producers, processors and retailers in improving profitability and quality in the global food chain; and Bovigen, LLC, which markets DNA technology, including Catapult’s products in the U.S. and throughout Canada, Central America and South America. Terms of the agreements were not disclosed. The acquisitions are expected to close by the end of this month. The two companies will continue to market products and services to their own customers as well as Pfizer Animal Health customers. “This is a strategic initiative that places Pfizer at the forefront of livestock gene marker R&D and enhances Pfizer’s ability to offer more complete solutions to global livestock producers,” said Juan ...
January 24, 2008
US - Global animal health specialists, Pfizer, launched a new poultry health division at the International Poultry Exposition in Atlanta. DURHAM, N.C.-The move follows the takeover of Embrex by Pfizer last year. The new poultry health division is designed to improve health productivity and costs in the poultry industry. Pfizer said that the Poultry Health Division will aim to improve their current products while developing new and integrated poultry health solutions. The division will aim to provide science, solutions, service and success, said Jim Gerardot group director of global marketing. "Pfizer is excited about delivering innovative poultry health solutions." Joyce Lee, Pfizer vice president of the poultry health division said that the acquisition of Embrex showed a significant commitment by Pfizer to the poultry health industry. She said that while Pfizer already had more than 200 products in the pipeline, together with Embrex, the company was committed to furthering research ...
January 23, 2008
DURHAM, N.C.-Human flu and the vaccines used to prevent it are a major focus in today’s medical world. The Poultry Health Division of Pfizer Animal Health supplies two device platforms for use in human flu vaccine manufacturing facilities –– The Embrex® Inovoject® Systems; Egg Remover® and the Embrex® Inovoject® System. Human flu vaccine is produced in eggs. The Egg Remover is used to provide an accurate, automatic and fast means of removing non-viable eggs before inoculation, while the Embrex Inovoject System is used for egg inoculation during the production process. The devices used in this market have been adapted from automated equipment designed for use in commercial poultry hatcheries. The rigors of the hatchery environment provided a foundation of proven performance, quality and reliability required in the human flu biological market. For this market, machine components were modified to meet Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards as ...
January 23, 2008
DURHAM, N.C.-Embrex® has been known worldwide for its industry leading customer service, and the new Poultry Health Division of Pfizer Animal Health is committed to providing the same exceptional service that customers have grown to trust. “The company is extremely service oriented,” says Dr. Don Ritter, Veterinarian at Mountaire Farms, a leading vertically-integrated poultry processor servicing customers from the United States and internationally. “I have always found them to be very timely and accountable. Their customer service really adds value to their products.” Users of the Embrex® Inovoject® System have come to recognize and respect the exceptional customer service and total dedicated support that comes with every machine. All services offered to customers are included in the per egg price. These services include: -   Routine preventative maintenance – Preventative visits are scheduled every 8 to 10 weeks to ensure device reliability and performance. - Parts – All parts and ...
January 23, 2008
DURHAM, N.C.-The Poultry Health Division of Pfizer Animal Health provides innovative solutions to improve the health, productivity, and costs of the poultry industry. “Pfizer is excited about delivering innovative poultry health solutions,” says Jim Gerardot, Group Director of Global Marketing, EuAfME, Latin America and Mexico Commercial Operations. The total product offerings from the Poultry Health Division of Pfizer Animal Health include device systems that improve efficiency while reducing costs, and products that protect the health and performance of poultry. The division will continue to improve their current products, while developing new integrated poultry health solutions. Embrex® Inovoject® Systems The Inovoject® System is a proprietary, automated machine used to vaccinate chicks in ovo . This system delivers precise, uniform injections, ensuring accurate dosage to all eggs. The Inovoject System stimulates an early immune response and minimizes stress to the bird. Continuous ...
January 23, 2008
DURHAM, N.C. -In ovo , or “in the egg” vaccination has been proven to be the most consistent and effective way to protect birds from disease. The Embrex® Inovoject® System delivers a precise, uniform injection to every egg, every time, offering the most versatile and reliable in ovo delivery platform available. “The Inovoject System has been in use for over 15 years and vaccinates over 35 million eggs per day worldwide,” says Jason Fryar, Product Line Marketing Director at the Poultry Health Division of Pfizer Animal Health. He added “No other company can come close to that claim.” The In Ovo Difference While the animal health industry has developed a variety of treatments for the prevention of poultry diseases, these treatments are not always administered to the birds in ways that ensure effective and consistent results. Conventional therapeutic application has been through hand or spray vaccination post-hatch, through feed and drinking water following placement, or through a ...