VACCINE RESEARCH CENTRE - BACTERIAL VACCINE

History

The vaccine Research Centre – Bacterial Vaccine was started on 01-04-1991 by converting the "Frozen Semen Technique Scheme" functioning under the Director for Animal Health Studies into a new plan scheme entitled as "Establishment of vaccine Research Centre Unit on Bacterial Vaccine".

Objectives

  • Improvement of existing bacterial vaccines of livestock.
  • Development of Heat killed Johne's disease vaccine for Cattle and sheep.

Achivements

  • Developed a Modified vaccine against Black Quarter.
  • Developed an Autogenous Inactivated vaccine against Fowl Cholera in poultry.
  • Developed a biofilm based autogenous vaccine against fowl cholera in poultry.
  • Developed a combined vaccine against Haemorrhagic septicemia and Black Quarter.
  • Developed an inactivated vaccine against Johne's disease for Cattle, sheep and Goat
  • Developed an autogenous vaccine against Mannheimia haemolytica for Japanese Quail.

Technology Transfered

  • Modified Black Quarter Vaccine - IVPM, Ranipet on 1999.
  • Inactivated Fowl Cholera Vaccine - Biovet (P) limited , Bangalore, December 2006.

Patent Filed

  • Filed for Autogenous Fowl Cholera vaccine – IPR/4.14.20/10047 of NRDC, NewDelhi.

Schemes Completed

  • An ICAR scheme on "Development of combined vaccine for Haemorrhagic septicemia and Black Quarter" was completed from 2005 to 2008.
  • A NADP Project on " Novel diagnostics and vaccine delivery system for emerging and economically important bacterial and viral diseases affecting small ruminants" is functioning in this unit from 2010 – 2011.
  • A NADP Project on " Novel diagnostics and vaccine delivery system for emerging and economically important bacterial and viral diseases affecting small ruminants" is functioning in this unit from 2011 – 2012.

On Going Scheme

  • A project on " A study on the prevalence of Mannheimia haemolytica in cattle and buffaloes in India" funded by Pfizer Pvt. Ltd., India.

Colloborative Research Projects

  • A clinical trial with nanoparticles loaded with gentamicin to treat Brucella infected animals was conducted in collaboration with Virginia Tech, USA
  • Under Indo US research project in collaboration with Virginia Tech, USA a " Clinical trial with Myoconda® in naturallt Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis infected small ruminants " was carried out.
Sl. No. Facilities Available No. Products Developed
1. Deep Freezer-200C 1
Modified BQ Vaccine

Inactivated Fowl Cholera Vaccine
2. Deep Freezer-300C 1
3. Class III Biosafety cabinet 1
4. Class II Laminar flow 3
5. Nikon Microscope 1
6. Electronic Balance 1
7. Cooling Centrifuge 1
Combined HS BQ Vaccine

Inactivated Johne's disease vaccine
8. Incubator 3
9. ELISA Reader 1
10. ELISA Washer 1
11. Autoclave 1
12. Fermentor 1
13. Thermal cycler 1


Faculty

Dr.B.Samuel Masilamoni Ronald, Associate Professor

Contact

E-mail: vrcbv@tanuvas.org.in
Phone: +91-44-2555 1544