Phillippines funds BioAssets Corporation to develop vaccine for ASF

The funding comes as a positive for vaccine development versus ASF. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) of Phillippines recently announced that it has provided US$311966 assistance to veterinary research and diagnostics company, BioAssets Corporation

The DOST said that the funding will be used to develop and acquire lates technologies to establish a ‘point-of-need’ animal health diagnostic system. In addition, a mobile laboratory unit will be equipped with diagnostic devices and will be deployed in resource-limited areas

The BioAssets Corporation plans to provide foundational support for African swine fever (ASF) vaccine development, according to the DOST.

"Through R&D, we are able to find innovative technologies that will protect public health and ensure food safety," said DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña.