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Veterinary Biologics and Pharmaceuticals


Programme Leader
1. Professor Dr Mohd Azmi Mohd Lila - Professor Virology Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

  • Co-Researcher
    2. Professor Dr Hair Bejo - Professor Pathology Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
    3. Dato' Dr Abd Rani Bahaman - Professor Bacteriology Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
    4. Professor Dr Mohd Zamri Saad - Professor Pathology Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
    5. Professor Dr Abd Rahman Omar - Professor Virology Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
    6. Assoc. Professor Dr Siti Suri binti Arshad - Associate Professor Virology Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
    7. Assoc. Professor Dr Zunita Zakaria - Associate Professor Bacteriology Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
    8. Assoc. Professor Dr Arifah Abd Kadir - Associate Professor Pharmacology Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
    9. Assoc. Professor Dr Hassan Mohd Daud - Associate Professor Aquatic Diseases Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

    Synopsis:

        This program is dealing with R&D activities towards development and production of vaccines (virus, bacteria, parasites, etc), antigens, antitoxins and other preparations made from living organisms (or genetically engineered) and intended for use in diagnosing, treating, or immunizing animals. Other R&D activities covered under this program are also to include development of pharmaceuticals drugs for the treatment of animal disease.


        All veterinary biologics (which is also known as biopharmaceuticals) and pharmaceuticals must comply with safety, purity, potency, and efficacious requirement.


        The program fosters improved cross-fertilization of knowledge between industry and academia. Such coordinated efforts could lead to rapid application of promising approaches and technologies to new product development. Identification of best-practices and development of checklists for R&D plans and implementation programmes serve to shorten the timeline for product development progression from the laboratory bench to market.


      In principle, this program provides the most suitable platform to researchers to accelerate development and delivery of important veterinary biologics & pharmaceuticals to the industry.


    Keywords: Veterinary Biologics, Veterinary Pharmaceuticals, Product Development

    Research Highlights:

    • The research group has developed and commercialised numbers of veterinary biologics since a decade ago.

    • Researcher members have very strong networking with Department of Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculturev

    • Research members had previously obtained several millions of research funding for the last 10 years.

    • Strong networking with universities abroad


      Current projects:

    • Novel live attenuated tissue culture adapted infectious bursal disease (IBD) vaccine against very virulent IBD virus infection. MOSTI: RM 1,200,000.00

    • Pathogenicity and molecular characteristics of avian pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC) isolates of Malaysia for the development of vaccine. MOSTI: RM 275,200.00

    • Rapid identification and genotyping of pathogenic leptospiral isolates through multilocus sequence typing technique (MLST) for epidemiology and control programmes of leptospirosis in Malaysia, RUGS: RM 200,000.00

    • Cytoprotection of pancreatic islets using dendrimer based gene delivery: RUGS, RM15,000

    • The synergistic anticancer and antioxidant activities of Malaysian ethno botanical extracts and bioactive fractions: RUGS, RM87,000

    • Development of Hepatitis Vaccine: MOSTI: 300,0000


      Publications:

      Ina-Salwany Mohd Yasin, Sabri Mohd Yusoff, Zamri-Saad Mohd and Effendy Abd Wahid Mohd (2011).
      Efficacy of an inactivated recombinant vaccine encoding a fimbrial protein of Pasteurella multocida B:2 against haemorrhagic septicaemia in goats.
      Trop Anim Health Prod 43: 179-187

      M Emadi, F Jahanshiri, F Azizi Jalalian, K Kaveh, MH Bejo, A Ideris, AA Assumaidaee and RA Alimon (2010)
      Immunostimulatory effects of arginine in broiler chickens challenged with vaccine strain of infectious bursal disease virus.
      Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances 9:610-616

      Nik-Mohd-Afizan NAR, Zeenathul NA, Noordin MM, Ruzila I, NorHidayah M and Mohd-Azmi ML (2011)
      Apoptosis and tumour cell death in response to pro-apoptotic gene.
      Pertanika J Trop Agric Sci 34: 163-166

      Lo SC, Zeenathul NA, Sheikh Omar AR and Mohd Azmi ML (2011).
      Current ZP3-based immunocontraceptive vaccine for free ranging wild pest.
      Pertanika J Trop Agric Sci 34:1-16

Updated:: 06/07/2017 [mjamil]

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