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ARTES Biotechnology has announced a collaboration with global pharmaceutical company, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health. ARTES Biotechnology specialises in recombinant protein production, process and vaccine development from microbial expression systems. ARTES’ expression system Hansenula polymorpha is the preferred technology for affordable mass vaccination and recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) for these purposes. In combination with ARTES’ METAVAX® platform, this offers a new, unique and economical approach to low-cost mass production of safe and effective vaccines required in the veterinary field.

Michael Piontek, managing director of ARTES, stated: “This collaboration is another milestone in expanding our vaccine development expertise. We are more than confident that our technology platform is perfectly suited for the development of safe and cost efficient vaccines that are highly relevant for the veterinary market.” Rolf-Dieter Günther, Head of Global Business Development and Licensing Animal Health for Boehringer Ingelheim, commented: “Partnering is a central part of our strategy. We are excited about this collaboration and the opportunity to develop more innovative vaccines for the animal health market.”