Newport Laboratories, Inc., a leader in custom-made vaccines, today launches Bio One™, a new, proprietary one-dose adjuvant that helps reduce time, labor and expense by removing the need for booster shots.
Custom-made vaccines are developed when a particular strain of a disease is not prevented by commercial vaccines. Many bovine custom-made vaccines require an initial administration and a second booster shot several weeks later, but due to the added labor cost and logistical challenges associated with administering the second dose, it is commonly overlooked. This can compromise the effectiveness of the vaccine.
“Making it easier for producers and veterinarians to keep their herds healthy is at the core of what we do at Newport Laboratories,” said Randy Shirbroun, DVM, director of the Ruminant Business Unit at Newport Laboratories. “We’ve heard from our customers that administering a second dose of a vaccine is time consuming and costly, so we’re excited that BIO ONE will remove that extra step.”
The Key Role of Adjuvants
There are two basic ingredients in killed vaccines: antigens and adjuvants. Antigens are viruses or bacteria that have been inactivated so they don’t cause disease. But even in an inactivated state, antigens do set off an alarm within the immune system, signaling that a foreign invader is present. It’s the job of the adjuvant to amplify that alarm, which allows the immune system to begin building up its defenses against the invader, making it better prepared to fend off the real thing.
To learn more about how you can reduce stress in your herd and start saving time with BIO ONE, contact your Newport Laboratories or Boehringer Ingelheim representative, or click here. http://www.newportlabs.com/contact
About Newport Laboratories
Newport Laboratories, Inc. is a Boehringer Ingelheim company and the nation’s leading manufacturer of custom-made vaccines. Located in Worthington, Minn., Newport Laboratories assists veterinarians and livestock producers in their efforts to address animal health problems through cutting-edge diagnostic testing and production of high-quality, evidence-based, custom-made vaccines. For further information, call 800-220-2522, email [email protected], or visit the Newport Laboratories website at http://www.newportlabs.com.
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