World Pork New Product Award for PED Vaccine16 July 2014
US - Animal vaccine producer, Harrisvaccines, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2014 World Pork Expo New Product Tour Producer’s Choice Award for its vaccine against porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED).
The award honours a product for its exceptional quality and unique technology. Based in Ames, Iowa, Harrisvaccines is proud to receive this honor for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Vaccine, RNA, the only PEDv available on the market today. This year, 30 products competed for the Producer’s Choice Award in the World Pork Expo New Product Tour and every Expo attendee had a chance to vote for their favourite product.
Dr Hank Harris, President and CEO of Harrisvaccines, commented: “Harrisvaccines is honored to be the recipient of this year’s Producer’s Choice Award. It is an incredible achievement to have esteemed members of the industry recognize and award our vaccine for the significant impact it has had on the pork industry during this difficult PED disease outbreak.”
Joel Harris, Head of Sales and Marketing for Harrisvaccines, said: “This demonstrates how far our PEDv vaccine has come in such a short amount of time. Our rapid response technology allowed us to produce a viable vaccine in August 2013, and less than one year later we proudly receive this award.”
Produced using Harrisvaccines’ revolutionary SirraVaxSM RNA Particle technology, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Vaccine, RNA, has played a critical role in treating PEDv since it was first introduced in the United States in April 2013. Weeks after the virus was discovered, Harrisvaccines produced a working vaccine, which was sold via veterinary prescription, the company has since sold approximately two million doses. In June 2014, Harrisvaccines received conditional licensure from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) allowing the vaccine to be sold directly to the veterinarians and swine producers battling PEDV.
The Award was sponsored by National Hog Farmer.
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