Pfizer Forms Vaccine Joint Venture

by 5m Editor
14 September 2011, at 10:48am

CHINA - Pfizer Animal Health, a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc., and Jilin Guoyuan Animal Health Co., Ltd. have announced that they will create a joint venture programme to develop, manufacture and distribute animal vaccines in China.

According to an official source in China, Jilin Pfizer Guoyuan Animal Health Co., Ltd. will bolster the capabilities of both companies to offer vaccines for China's livestock producers amid increasing demand for a safe and abundant supply of pork, beef, dairy and poultry, Pfizer and Guoyuan said in a joint statement.

The two companies have valued China's animal vaccine market at US$800 million per year.

Pfizer Guoyuan Animal Health will initially focus on developing vaccines for pigs, as China is world's leading producer of pork.

The terms of the agreement have not been disclosed. The joint venture remains subject to approval by government authorities in China.

Established in Jilin's Huinan Economic Development Zone in 2009, the Jilin Guoyuan Animal Health Company is mainly engaged in the research, development, manufacture and sale of veterinary products.