Animal Diseases / Brucellosis / Vaccines

Thirty million dollar prize to develop a vaccine against Brucellosis

AgResults – a collaborative initiative between the governments of Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States of America as well as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to incentivize the private sector to create innovative and sustainable solutions to development challenges in agriculture – today announced the Brucellosis Vaccine Prize, a US $30 million prize challenge. The prize aims to incentivize animal health companies to develop a vaccine against Brucellosis to be used in developing countries. While a vaccine exists, it has only been effective in the developed world, and the zoonotic disease that has a devastating effect on the livestock of smallholder farmers, remains endemic across much of Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

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