Rosselkhoznadzor Subordinate FGBI “ARRIAH” Has Been Granted RF Patent for Invention

10.07.2018 11:30

The Rosselkhoznadzor subordinate FGBI “Federal Centre for Animal Health” (Vladimir) has been granted the RF patent No. 2658608 for the invention of “Strain O No. 2311/Zabaikalsky/2016 of Aphthae Epizootocae Type O FMD virus for the use in biopreparations for Type O FMD diagnosis and specific prevention”. The invention can be applied in the field of Virology and Biotechnology.

Foot-and-Mouth Disease is an acute contiguous virual disease of cloven-hoofed animals. The disease embarrasses commercial operations and business activities and leads to economic losses in milk and meat animal production.

The FMD agent demonstrates significant antigenic strain variability within a single serotype. Significant changes of antigenic properties of the natural strain interfere with the laboratory diagnosis. The situation is aggravated by asymptomatic disease forms, long virus-carrier state even in highly immune animals as well as by a number of clinically similar viral diseases. As a result, there is a need for new diagnostic tools involving newly detected antigenically modified strains.

The new strain can be used to control FMD vaccine antigenicity and immunogenicity as well as during development and production of FMDV type O diagnostic agents and tools for specific prophylaxis.

FGBI “ARRIAH” Press Office