Developing Highly Effective and Thermo-tolerant Vaccines to Tackle Poultry Disease

Threats of various known and unknown poultry diseases are amongst the biggest challenges faced by the commercial and domestic poultry sector. Newcastle disease is considered to be among the deadliest in rural and peri-urban areas. Although numerous brands of vaccines for Newcastle disease are available, their temperature sensitive nature demands strict and constant refrigeration, which presents an immense hurdle in their storage and transportation, especially in rural areas of Nepal. Availability of highly effective and thermo-tolerant vaccines is crucial for the poultry industry. BIOVAC Nepal aims to create long-term, sustainable vaccine production to meet the local and international demand.