A Timeline of Our Grants and Announcements

May 2017 – ISCF Agri-food technology catalyst seeding catalyst award

Vertebrate Antibodies in collaboration with Professor Sam Martin at Aberdeen University have secured a BBSRC SEEDING CATALYST AWARD to support a project on developing assays to monitor the health robustness and monitor infection of aquatic animals. The project will focus on the characterisation of a set of health markers previously identified at Aberdeen University.  Monoclonal antibodies will be generated towards the selected health markers using an optimised method developed by VAL. The antibodies will be used to characterise the protein expression profile by immunohistochemistry and ELISA. Antibodies are then integrated into high throughput assays or point of care kits to facilitate the measuring and charting of the health markers which will prove beneficial in determining disease state or the effectiveness of treatments and the overall health of farmed fish.

June 2017- Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP)

Vertebrate Antibodies in collaboration with Professor Sam Martin at Aberdeen University have secured a BBSRC SEEDING CATALYST AWARD to support a project on developing assays to monitor the health robustness and monitor infection of aquatic animals. The project will focus on the characterisation of a set of health markers previously identified at Aberdeen University.  Monoclonal antibodies will be generated towards the selected health markers using an optimised method developed by VAL. The antibodies will be used to characterise the protein expression profile by immunohistochemistry and ELISA. Antibodies are then integrated into high throughput assays or point of care kits to facilitate the measuring and charting of the health markers which will prove beneficial in determining disease state or the effectiveness of treatments and the overall health of farmed fish.

MARINNOVAC LTD

January 2019- Strategic Alliance

VERTEBRATE ANTIBODIES LTD (VAL) is pleased to announce that it has established a Strategic Alliance with MARINNOVAC LTD, an emerging international company in the field of aquaculture. MARINNOVAC Ltd is a cluster of visionary SMEs specialising in the development of novel vaccines and PCR-based assays for the diagnosis and treatment of a range of fish and shellfish pathogens. The new alliance with MARINNOVAC will tap into VAL expertise in generating high-quality antibodies which will be integrated into a range of immunoassays required for improving diagnosis, therapy and vaccine development.

The products and services resulting from the alliance will help solve global aquaculture industry health management issues.