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Elanco acquires swine vaccine company Prevtec Microbia

Deal supports Elanco’s efforts to build swine portfolio, deliver antibiotic alternatives
Elanco Animal Health Inc. has acquired Montreal-based Prevtec Microbia Inc., a biotechnology startup specializing in the development of vaccines that help prevent bacterial diseases in food animals.
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African swine fever spreads in Southeast Asia

Northernmost province of Laos sees first outbreak
Since the Chinese authorities reported the first cases of African swine fever (ASF) in Liaoning province in August 2018, the disease has spread widely within China, and to other states in Asia — Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar and Vietnam — as well as to Europe and South Africa.
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Vietnam says ASF vaccine is near, but experts are skeptical

Small-scale testing appears successful, but much more research and larger-scale trials are needed
Vietnam said on Tuesday that a vaccine developed at the National University of Agriculture has shown initial success in fighting African swine fever (ASF), but experts are skeptical and say much more research is needed.
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