September 26, 2011
Ceva SantÃ© Animale (Ceva) acquired Argentina-based Instituto Sanidad Ganadera (ISG), a family owned business specialising in the development and production of biologicals for ruminants.
ISG has a long scientific tradition. Founded in 1940 by Dr. Oscar Enrique Argento, the company has since then followed his vision to provide vaccines of the highest quality to the veterinary profession.
ISG markets key ruminant vaccines to combat respiratory, clostridial, tuberculosis and abortive disease problems.
Dr. Enrique Argento said, "Instituto Sanidad Ganadera was always dedicated to serve the veterinary profession and devoted its efforts to develop new technologies to keep pace with the constant evolution in animal health. Therefore, we strongly believe in this new venture with Ceva SantÃ© Animale, because we share the same philosophy."
The acquisition marks Ceva's first direct entry into this important market and extends its range of ruminant vaccines available to the rest of the group.
Commenting on the acquisition Dr. Gabriel Rshaid, Commercial Operations Director, Ceva said, "We are delighted to conclude this deal with the Argento family, who share our ideals of achieving better global health through providing biologicals of the highest possible quality and safety through the veterinary profession."