LONDON, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- BioRadar UK Ltd. predicted one year ago the current severe Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) outbreaks after recording an increase of the Replikin Count (ref. 1) of the FMD Virus (FMDV) to its highest level in 52 years. Based on these findings, a new synthetic Replikins Trans-Strain FMD Vaccine, called TransFMDV(TM), has been developed and is now available. The announcement was made at the recent Biorbis Conference on Vaccine Production and Manufacturing in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The conference was attended by major pharmaceutical company executives to examine how vaccine production could be accelerated in view of the problem last year of responding "too little, too late" to the H1N1 influenza pandemic.
The Foot and Mouth Disease outbreaks now rampant in Asia are moving west to the Middle East and south to Africa. The last major FMD outbreak followed the same path of spread, and cost approximately 17 billion pounds sterling when it reached the U.K. in 2001.
BioRadar(TM) also gave warning one year in advance (January 2009, ref. 2) of the re-emergence of H5N1 (bird) influenza. H5N1 is now producing outbreaks in chickens in 63 countries. In Egypt, H5N1 has appeared in 31 human cases (40% mortality). The accuracy of these predictions is supported by the fact that BioRadar(TM) predicted, one year in advance, the H1N1 pandemic of 2009.
Dr. Samuel Bogoch, chairman of BioRadar UK Ltd., reported to the Amsterdam conference that the new technology gives accurate advance no
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