Porcine Area - Research and Development Area (R&D)


The main goal of this area is the research of the most important pathogens agents of the porcine industry and the later development of effective vaccines, capable of giving solutions to the problems presented on field.

Among the porcine pathogens agents, we found several viral families and many other bacterial genera. To solve these problems porcine R+D is working hardly, implementing growth techniques for derived lines from pigs, rats and other animals that may sustain the growth of the porcine virus and the growth of obligated intracellular bacteria. On the other hand, there have been implemented growth techniques on the solid and liquid media, which allow us to isolate, characterize and grow many of the bacterial pathogens that affect pigs on lungs, intestines and other organelles target of pathogen agents. All these efforts are used to obtain in a short term important products such as autovaccines or vaccines under the SAG register.

The paths that lead to obtain the presented goals go from the most basic, like the growth of aerobic mesophyll bacteria, to techniques of complex molecular biology, oriented to the amplification of genetic specific regions and genetic expression in procaryotic and eukariotic systems.

Nowadays, thanks to Centrovet’s Bioterium for pigs, we have achieved great advances of significance in the study of virulence of bacteria and very important porcine virus, and in small assays of the effectiveness of experimental vaccines generated from applied biotechnology.

There’s a big amount of professionals who contribute with their input on diverse areas of knowledge behind the development of the porcine vaccines. Say veterinarians, biologists and biochemists, to technics in microbiology and laboratory assistants that help on the daily work.

Nowadays thanks to the effort of each of the members of the team we will get the first national vaccines addressed to the porcine area.