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". Now the lab has been established at the second floor of the Central University Laboratory building in September 2015 with university funding.

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

On Going Scheme

  • Nil

Colloborative Research Projects Completed

  • 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-20 C 1
Modified BQ Vaccine

Inactivated Fowl Cholera Vaccine
2. Deep Freezer-80 C 1
3. Class III Bio-safety cabinet 1
4. Class II & I Laminar flow 2+1
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 vertical 1
12. Thermal cycler 1


Faculty

Dr. S. Manoharan, Professor
Dr. M. Latha Mala Priyadharshini, Assistant Professor

Contact

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