March 2016 – Development of monoclonal antibodies to monitor animal’s health as part of European project

VetBioNet is a European project funded under a call from Horizon 2020 for funding large research
infrastructures. VetBioNet (http://www.vetbionet.eu/) overarching goal is to establish and maintain a
comprehensive network of pre-eminent high-containment (BSL3) research facilities, academic
institutes, international organisations and industry partners that is dedicated to advance research on
epizootic and zoonotic diseases and to promote technological developments. It is a large project with
a €10 million budget. VAL’s role in this project is to develop tools (i.e. antibodies) to be used to
monitor animal’s health and vaccine efficacy.

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