January 16, 2015
SANPHAR sets up new research centre for animal health in Vietnam
SANPHAR Vietnam Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of SANPHAR Asia Pte. Ltd., and belonging to the Austrian ERBER Group, together with its sister company BIOMIN Vietnam recently entered into a five-year agreement with Nong Lam University in Ho Chi Minh City to take over the reins of an existing Aqua Research Center located at the university.
Whereas BIOMIN will operate the aquaculture research part of the Center, SANPHAR will take over and expand the microbiological part of the facilities and use them for epidemiological research and diagnostic services in infectious diseases in livestock, in support of its market entry efforts into the Vietnamese animal health market.
The SANPHAR Research Center for Animal Health will be outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment and be able to execute the full range of experiments in modern veterinary bacteriology, virology, parasitology, pathology, serology and molecular biology.
Expert staff is on board and is being trained, at home and abroad, in modern epidemiological and diagnostic methodology.
This R&D facility will help SANPHAR get a thorough understanding of the incidences and prevalence of infectious diseases in Vietnamese livestock populations, and the infectious as well as immunological status of single farms throughout Vietnam. It will also serve as a support base for SANPHAR's R&D efforts in other Asian countries.
The facility and SANPHAR staff will also avail themselves to support Nong Lam University's animal science and veterinary faculties in their efforts to educate and train the next generation of professionals and academics who will help Vietnam become a champion of animal husbandry and health in the ASEAN region.
SANPHAR has its roots in Brazil and Latin America.