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Moroccan Delegation Visits with Vaccine Researchers at Texas A&M

Posted February 01, 2017

CVM_6367fullOn 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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