Moroccan Delegation Visits with Vaccine Researchers at Texas A&M
Posted February 01, 2017
On Monday, January 30, 2017, Dr. George
Bettinger, from The University of Texas at El Paso and project
director for a United States Agency for International Development
(USAID) funded Rift Valley fever vaccine project, led a delegation
including three executives from the Moroccan-based veterinary
products company, MCI Sante-Animale, on a visit to College Station.
During the visit, the group toured Bio-corridor facilities, the
National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing (NCTM), and the
Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical
Sciences (CVM). While at the CVM, the visitors met with Dr. Garry
Adams, a collaborator on the USAID project, Dr. Linda Logan,
director of CVM International Programs, and others involved in
Brucella and vaccine research at the college.
Officials from MCI Sante-Animal included Founder and CEO Khalid
Omari Tadlaoui, DVM, Head of Strategy & Business Development
Baptiste Dungu, DVM, Ph.D., and Director of Research &
Development and Production Mehdi Elharrak, DVM, Ph.D. The company
is partnering with the USAID project team to manufacture a Rift
Valley fever vaccine in Morocco.
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