The Pentlands Science Park was developed as the new home for the Moredun Research Institute and is home to 20 tenant companies including Moredun Scientific.
Scientists at Moredun are currently developing a rapid, point of care diagnostic blood test for sheep scab infestation. Moredun has now entered into a collaboration with Global DX (a developer of point of care veterinary diagnostic tests) to complete the development and validation of the test.
New research published by scientists at the Moredun Research Institute and the Universities of Stirling, Lancaster and Edinburgh shows that, for at least one population, the link between offspring and infections can have deadly consequences.
The SCOPS Nematodirus Forecast at www.scops.org.uk/nematodirus is showing many areas of the UK now at ‘high’ or ‘very high’ risk levels for lambs that are six weeks old.
We are pleased to announce that an inspection by the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Authority earlier this month confirmed that Moredun Scientific’s operations are compliant with the principles and guidelines of good manufacturing practice in relation to contract quality control services.
A new centre for animal disease surveillance and research was opened today (21 March 2019) by Mairi Gougeon MSP, Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment.
Moredun Scientific has developed and validated sequential models of porcine respiratory disease to mimic respiratory disease more consistent with field type infections for use in efficacy testing of veterinary medicinal products.
The models involve the following veterinary pathogens:
A project undertaken by the Moredun Research Institute and the University of Edinburgh into harmful E. coli O157 bacteria in Scotland’s wild deer has established that the bacteria has a low prevalence in deer of less than 0.3 per cent.
In December the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) appointed Professor Julie Fitzpatrick OBE as the first female Chairperson of its Independent Scientific Panel (SISP).