DBT facilitates transfer of technology of Brucella vaccine

  • The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has facilitated Transfer of Technology of novel Brucella vaccine, developed by ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute (ICAR-IVRI), to Ms Hester Biosciences Pvt Ltd.
  • This vaccine was developed by ICAR-IVRI, Izatnagar, Uttar Pradesh through a network project on Brucellosis supported by DBT in which a gene was knocked out from Brucella abortus S19 strain.
  • Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease which causes production losses in livestock.
  • The disease induces abortion at the last stage of pregnancy, infertility and other reproductive problem which causes losses in production of milk and meat.