We focus on tilapia Fish health Vaccine Development
Ictyodev proposes standardized challenge models for efficacy and safety evaluation for various study types. Our primary focus is to offer challenge models for the most important diseases of Tilapia.
We offer models to suit the needs of aquatic animal pharmaceutical, biological and nutritional studies. These challenge models are equally suitable for the testing of specific disease resistance in breeding and genetic selection programs.
We equally offer to set-up custom made challenge models up on demand.
The types of studies range from proof of concept and screening studies to regulatory studies used for registration dossiers.
We can test a large range of products such as vaccines, immune stimulants, feed additives such as enzymes, yeast, probiotics etc.
We offer diagnostics and disease screening through real-time PCR for most pathogens of tilapia:
A non-exhaustive list of pathogens we can test for include:
Streptococcus agalactiae Ia; Ib; III
Francisella noentunensis subsp. orientalis
We also offer vaccination campaign monitoring through ELISA analysis of serum from vaccinated Fish in our Fish Contract Research Organization.
Product development in Aquatic Animal Health (AAH):
AAH product development strategy
Assistance for defining product specifications
Drafting of development protocols
Audit of dossiers
R&D and Production audit:
With our expert team in AAH, independent in-depth audits can be performed on request. Our expertise lies in quality audits with attention to detail: quality assurance site set up, SOP set up, SOP audits, challenge system set up, challenge robustness improvement, site acquisition audits, product acquisition audits.
Ictyodev offers tailor-made training programmes on various topics dealing with fish health.
Examples of areas covered are:
Fish disease and disease prevention
Fish disease diagnostics
Fish disease epidemiology
Our team also offers a tailor-made “Project Leader Training Programme” which aims to transfer basic knowledge involved in an aquatic animal and Tilapia Fish vaccine development project from start to finish.
All training courses combine a theoretical transfer of knowledge and know-how, together with interactive sessions, hands-on wet lab training and assignments.
A special guest house is available on site for specific training programs.