Congratulations to PSP Apprentice Engineer

Pentlands Science Park Apprentice Engineer, Marcel came 5th in the Heating & Ventilation Welding Category at the BESA Scotland Apprentice Awards 2019 which were held at the Scottish Parliament on 20th June.

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Pentlands Science Park celebrates 25th Anniversary

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.

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Salmon Pancreas Disease Trination Meeting 2019

The Pancreas Disease Trination initiative was established in 2005 with the aims to integrate and focus the activities of academia and industry from Norway, Ireland, Scotland and more recently other salmon farming regions.

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New Rapid Diagnostic Test under Development to combat Sheep Scab

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.

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New research published studying a population of wild Soay sheep

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.

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Temperature fluctuations creating a different nematodirus challenge to previous years

The SCOPS Nematodirus Forecast at is showing many areas of the UK now at ‘high’ or ‘very high’ risk levels for lambs that are six weeks old.

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GMP certificate renewal

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.

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Delivering excellence in veterinary surveillance and research for Scotland

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.

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Animal Health Newsletter – Winter Edition

We are pleased to announce that the latest edition of our Animal Health Newsletter is now available at the link below:

Animal Health Newsletter – Winter Edition

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New approaches to porcine respiratory disease challenge models

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:

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Deer health project finds low levels of E. coli O157 strain in wild deer in Scotland

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.

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SAIC appoints Moredun’s Chief Executive as first female Chair to its scientific panel

In December the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) appointed Professor Julie Fitzpatrick OBE as the first female Chairperson of its Independent Scientific Panel (SISP).

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