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Posted by: | Posted on: November 18, 2020

USDA grants conditional license for E coli cattle vaccine

first_img Though Epitopix is the first company to win conditional USDA approval, other groups are working on E coli vaccines for cattle. In February 2008, Bioniche, a Canadian company that developed Canada’s first E coli vaccine for cattle, said it received word from the USDA that it was in a good position to secure conditional licensure. A conditional license would allow Bioniche to sell the vaccine in the United States if at least one step in the manufacturing process takes place on US soil and the company doesn’t use a trademark name for the vaccine. “We had a decrease in cattle shedding E coli by 54% in our first study,” Thompson said in the press release. “However, we increased the amount of SRP exposure in the second field study and decreased the rate of shedding by 85%.” The large-pen studies involved 20 pens and more than 1,200 head of cattle. Thompson said researchers conducted a challenge study, a natural infection trial, and two large-pen field studies of the SRP E coli vaccine at commercial feedlots. He said the trials demonstrated that the vaccine decreased the number of cattle shedding the bacteria, the concentration of the bacteria that was shed, and the number of “super shedder” cattle. Feb 2, 2008, CIDRAP News story “E coli cattle vaccine nearing US approval” See also: Dan Thompson, associate professor of clinical sciences at Kansas State University, said in a March 27, 2008, press release from the university that foodborne pathogens use siderophore receptors and porin proteins to acquire iron. “Iron is to bacteria as oxygen is to humans. Without iron consumption, the bacteria suffocate and can’t grow or replicate,” he said, adding that the vaccine keeps the pathogen from taking up iron. The company will conduct more potency and efficacy studies to gain full approval for the vaccine, which was developed by the company’s scientists along with researchers from Kansas State University and West Texas A&M University. The vaccine uses “siderophore receptor and porin” (SRP) technology developed by Epitopix. Also, GeneThera, Inc., based in Wheat Ridge, Colo., said in November 2008 that it had signed an agreement to license and distribute an E coli vaccine developed at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, according to a previous report. A representative from the company said that the company would launch phase 2 clinical trials soon and take the vaccine to market as soon as possible. E coli O157:H7 doesn’t sicken cattle but is potentially fatal to humans. It produces a toxin that causes diarrhea, often bloody, but usually without fever. Though most patients with E coli O157:H7 infections recover in 5 to 10 days, 2% to 7% develop hemolytic uremic syndrome, a potentially fatal form of kidney failure. Epitopix announced the granting of the conditional license on Mar 5 at the Beef Industry Food Safety Council annual meeting in San Diego, according to a company press release. “It represents a significant breakthrough in the beef industry’s ongoing effort to reduce E coli O157,” said Jim Sandstrom, Epitopix’ general manager, in the press release. Nov 3, 2008, CIDRAP News story “Canada approves E coli vaccine for cattle” Because the pathogen doesn’t sicken cattle, it’s unclear how vigorously cattle producers will embrace the vaccine, some industry experts have said. Sandstrom told CIDRAP News that Epitopix has not yet set a price for a course of its vaccine. Bioniche has said its vaccine would likely cost less than $10 per head of cattle. Mar 27, 2008, K-State press release Sandstrom credited the USDA and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association for supporting several public and private E coli preharvest and postharvest interventions. “We are confident that our E coli O157:H7 SRP vaccine will play an important role for beef producers and packers as they work together to implement E coli O157:H7 control efforts,” he said. Mar 11, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently granted a conditional license for the nation’s first Escherichia coli O157:H7 vaccine for cattle, allowing Epitopix LLC, a Willmar, Minn., company, to immediately offer the vaccine to the beef industry.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 24, 2020

Former Chelsea forward Pedro signs three-year Roma contract

first_imgItalian side, Roma, have officially confirmed the signing of former Chelsea forward, Pedro. Pedro, who was a free agent after his Chelsea deal expired, has signed a three-year deal running until the summer of 2023. He now moves to the Italian capital and said: “I am happy to be here in Rome. “I am excited about this new challenge and to compete for our goals in the coming seasons. read also:Chelsea pay glowing tribute to their most decorated star Pedro “I thank the fans for the welcome I received and I hope to make them happy.” Roma chief executive Guido Fienga said: “It’s a privilege for us to be able to welcome a player of Pedro’s quality to the Roma family. “The hope we have, for both him and for us, is that he can continue to add to his extraordinary list of achievements with AS Roma.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Pedro: “I am excited about this new challenge and to compete for our goals in the coming seasons.” During his time at Stamford Bridge, Pedro helped the London club win the Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League, while his CV also contains five LaLiga titles and three Champions League successes from his time at Barcelona.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The Globe7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone8 Ridiculously Expensive Things Bought By Keanu Reeves10 Bollywood Celeb Weight Loss Transformations That Will Stun You6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually Truelast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 23, 2020

Argos in Command at GSC Championship

first_img Share Argos in Command at GSC Championship April 22, 2007HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – The fourth ranked West Florida Argonauts have repeat on their mind at the GSC Women’s Golf Championships. The Argonauts are in complete control in the nine team field through 18 holes of the 36 hole championship at the par 72, 5,834 yard Hot Springs Country Club course in Hot Springs, Ark.West Florida has a dominating 25 stroke lead half way through this year’s tournament. The Argos shot a 297 in round one. Arkansas Tech shot a 322 for a second place finish after the first round.Sarah Nicholson hopes to capture the individual title. She is in a good position to medal through 18 holes. She shot a 70, -2 (35-35), which puts her in first place. Nicholson leads teammate Vicky Jackson who shot a 72, E (38-34). Jackson is in second place. Natalia Espinola is fourth with a 77, +5 (37-40). Clara Fornella is in a tie for fifth with a 78, +6 (38-40). Rachel Christ rounds out the UWF roster with an 88, +16 (42-46). She is in 23rd place.The final round gets underway Monday morning. For full results, click on the “Round 1” and “Stats” link on the schedule pagePrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: August 30, 2020

UKGC outlines new measures to strengthen industry code

first_img StumbleUpon UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 Further to publishing its ‘2020/21 Business Plan’, the UK Gambling Commission has today outlined a set of new collaborative measures and directives to strengthen its industry code and further reduce problem gambling harms.This afternoon, the UKGC published its new action plan on VIP Programmes, product design and further advertising practices, underlining that the directives have been designed to accelerate a critical agenda to protect vulnerable customers.The UKGC detailed that it has developed its new protective measures in cooperation with ‘industry working groups’ featuring executives of 30 UK operators, co-ordinated by the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC).The first item of the UKGC’s agenda sees a number of changes to VIP programmes and incentives. ‘Certain measures’ are to be implemented from 14 April, including:Restrict and prevent customers under 25 years of age from being recruited to high-value customer schemesAll customers must be cross-referenced with the appropriate spend, safer gambling and enhanced due diligence measures before qualifying for schemesAll operator reward programmes must be fully audited, detailing ‘decision making’ and demonstrate senior oversight and accountability.Protecting younger audiences, the UKGC has moved forward on its AdTech initiatives, which sees it call on the industry to implement the following by July 2020:Indexing a common list of negative search terms (e.g. how do I self-exclude from gambling?) and suppression websites, which will help shield vulnerable groups from online gambling adsThe consistent use of customer data to ensure paid-for-ads are targeting away from vulnerable groups across all digital platformsEnsuring that all gambling-related pay-per-click advertising targets consumer +25 age across all web engines, directories and social media platformsThe requirement of ‘age-gating’ YouTube channels featuring gambling-related contentAdopting a ‘code of conduct’ for affiliates which will be updated on a regular basis to ensure all measures undertaken by the industry will be implemented equally by advertising partners.The UKGC confirms that its new advertising measures will be enshrined in the IGRG’s Gambling Industry Code for Socially Responsible Advertising.Supporting its future advertising policy, the UKGC has formed a cross-industry ‘Adtech Forum’ to ensure incumbents are making further progress in this area, including conducting and evaluating trials of advertising technology.UK gambling will also progress to a new code for developing safer products, focusing on game design and the development of safety features. The Commission will publish its product code in September, but details that operators will adhere to:A minimum spin speed of 2.5 seconds across all slot gamesRemoval of game features which may encourage intensive play such as slam stops and turbo buttonsProhibiting split-screen slots which have been associated with a ‘potential loss of control’.The development of a  more detailed work plan which will include in-game messaging and the creation of a Betting and Gaming Council Testing Lab to look into other game features.The Commission will launch ‘formal consultations’ on the above areas to ensure that new measures can be effectively incorporated within its governance frameworks.Neil McArthur, Gambling Commission Chief executive, said: “We have been encouraged by the progress on VIP incentives, safer advertising and safer products. We set these challenges in order to deliver real and rapid change for consumers in key areas of risk. “However, it is important these commitments are implemented as soon as possible. It should not take months to implement safeguards many would expect to be in place already. “By working together with operators and seeking the views of people with lived experience of gambling harm we have been able to make significant progress, although there is always more to do. We will now consult on the necessary changes to our rule book to ensure all operators have to meet the new standards. Share UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 Related Articles Share Submitlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: August 14, 2020

Sumner Newscow turns 2 today

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — On Aug. 28, 2011, Sumner Newscow officially launched its website with a story about an upcoming Caldwell quilt show.Since then we have posted more than 3,500 stories, have had 153,532 unique visitors, and 3,149,224 hits not counting unavailable data taken during the first month of operation and a particularly bad week last October when the site wasn’t functioning correctly.Today we celebrate our second anniversary, in the same way we do everyday, providing you with the latest in news, sports and community information.Sumner Newscow wishes to thank our readers for making this website relevant. We strive to provide Sumner County with accurate, comprehensive local news information (and some Cueballism) provided to you in the tradition of the printed newspapers in the convenience of the digital age. We will never lose sight of the importance of having a local voice for Wellington and Sumner County long advocated by longtime Wellington Daily News newspaper guys like Harry Woods and Eddie Shaw. We specifically want to thank the Sumner Newscow advertisers. For if it weren’t for them, this site would not be available free to the public.  Please don’t forget to click on the various ads most for which will link you to their various home websites and/or specials.Also, don’t forget to tip the cow. If you have news, or see news happening like the water tower falling on the roundabout, send us an e-mail at sumnernewscow@gmail.com or call us at 620-326-0717. This website is about you, for you.Now I promise I’ll quit this self congratulation and get back to reporting the news. Go Crusaders.— Tracy Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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