Organization: Veterinary Infectious Diseases Organization

Genome research project secures corporate backing

The largest project ever funded by Genome Canada — Functional Patho-genomics of Mucosal Immunity — has netted two corporate sponsors. Inimex Pharmaceuticals Inc of Vancouver and the newly created Pyxis Genomics Canada Inc (a subsidiary of Chicago-based Pyxis Genomics Inc) are contributing a total of $10.5 million for exclusive rights to commercialize discoveries arising from…

CBDN signs deal with Novartis Animal Health

The Canadian Bacterial Diseases Network (CBDN) has signed license and collaborative research agreements with Novartis Animal Health Inc, Basel Switzerland, for a vaccine to prevent shipping fever in cattle. The vaccine is being developed by CBDN in conjunction with the Univ of Calgary, Univ of Guelph and the Veterinary Infectious Diseases Organization, Saskatoon. CBDN concluded…