Medgene, a South Dakota animal health company, recently received USDA licenses for platform vaccines for use in swine and cattle.
Mark Luecke, co-founder and CEO of Medgene Labs says this is a game changer for the industries. “This is new guidelines from the USDA,” he says. “This is allowing vaccine manufacturers that have developed platform technologies and have taken those all the way through the approval process to change the vaccines as the viruses or bacteria change out in the field.”
He tells Brownfield the ability to modify the vaccines allows for quicker and more cost-effective treatment.