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Pfizer Animal Health, European Consortium Partner on Animal Health

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Pfizer Animal Health and the Easter Bush Research Consortium announced on Wednesday a $2.1 million research collaboration to improve animal health.

Funded for five years, the collaboration aims to find better ways of improving and managing animal disease, and advancing sustainable animal agriculture and welfare, the partners said in a statement.

Projects will cover all the major food production and companion animal species and include genomics, antigenomics, proteomics, comparative translational medicine, and other research areas.

Objectives of the partnership include advancing educational activities, supporting early-stage research, technologies, and capability platform, and promoting multi-disciplinary research team approaches.

"The time when industry could research and develop its own ideas and products in isolation is coming to an end; the future of animal health and welfare lies in multi-disciplinary collaboration with external partners who share the same vision," said Albert Bourla, Pfizer Animal Health's area president for Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, and Pacific.

EBRC is one of the largest veterinary research and education consortiums in Europe and consists of the UK's Moredun Research Institute, the Roslin Institute, and the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh and the Scottish Agricultural College.

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