Zoetis China JV Receives Approval For Swine Vaccine

Animal health company Zoetis has received regulatory approval by the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture for its swine vaccine, Rui Lan An.

AsianScientist (Aug. 12, 2013) – Animal health company Zoetis announced this week that its joint venture in China has received regulatory approval by the Ministry of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of China for its swine vaccine.

Rui Lan An™, a specialized vaccine to help control the highly pathogenic porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (HP PRRS), will be launched later this month. It is the first vaccine to emerge from the joint venture that was established to develop and manufacture animal vaccines specifically designed to answer the needs of China’s livestock producers. According to Zoetis, the vaccine will help China’s pork producers meet increasing demand in China for quality, affordable pork.

“Our innovation starts with our customers and an understanding of their everyday animal health challenges. Rui Lan An exemplifies the commitment of our joint venture to develop and manufacture quality vaccines well matched to the local health challenges facing China’s pork industry,” said Stefan Weiskopf, Executive Vice President and President, Asia Pacific Region at Zoetis.

“The vaccine represents our commitment to help assure a safe, sustainable food supply from healthy food production animals through global scientific expertise and local innovation. It is a key milestone for Zoetis’ business in China.”

Vaccines for swine have high growth potential as China is the world’s leading pork producing nation, with an annual population of more than 685 million pigs in 2012. The joint venture provides a strategic platform for growth in China where the animal health industry is valued at $1.8 billion and is expected to grow at 9.3 percent year over year in the next five years.


Source: Zoetis.
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