Although harmless to humans, CSF is a highly contagious viral disease that affects populations of domestic pigs and wild boars, causing severe disease and death in millions of pigs each year with significant economic consequences for farmers and consumers as well as serious impacts on animal welfare and the environment.
“We are very pleased to advance this exciting collaboration which will bring an innovative product to global markets as PlantForm continues to explore new opportunities in the animal health sector,” said Dr. Don stewart, President and CEO of PlantForm. âWe are convinced that the provision of an effective and inexpensive vaccine to control CSF is the first of many promising new breakthroughs for herbal pharmaceuticals and for our livelyXPRESSÂ® manufacturing platform. “
Under the 10 year agreement, PlantForm will have the exclusive rights to import, market, sell and distribute HERBAVACâ¢ in Canada, United States, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. PlantForm will begin the registration process in the United States and Canada, followed by other territories.
About PlantForm Corporation (www.plantformcorp.com)
PlantForm Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the rapid development and production of specialized antibodies and protein-based drugs using the owner livelyXPRESSÂ® Platform. The plant livelyXPRESSÂ® system makes it easier, faster and cheaper to produce biologics for approved and new indications. PlantForm has an expanding patent portfolio in seven families to protect both the core technology of the platform and the products in development.
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For further information: Don Stewart, President and CEO, PlantForm Corp., [emailÂ protected], +1 416-452-7242; Stacey Curry Gunn, Director of Communications, PlantForm Corp., [emailÂ protected], +1 519-827-1131