Livestock News: Boehringer Ingelheim and GNA Biosolutions partner on emergency veterinary diagnostics development


Boehringer Ingelheim and GNA Biosolutions announced that they have entered into a research collaboration focused on the development of a rapid African swine fever (ASF) diagnostic test.

The test would be used in combination with GNA’s portable molecular diagnostic platform and is aimed at supporting the fight against the worldwide spread of this deadly disease, according to a release.

It is currently unclear how far ASF will spread, jeopardizing many countries’ pig trade and supplies. Due to ASF outbreaks, more than 600,000 pigs were culled within the past few months in China alone.

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