Merial to distribute in-ovo injections systems

13-01-2009 | |

Merial Limited has grown its avian business by becoming the exclusive distributor and technical service provider of the innovative in ovo injection systems of AviTech, LLC.

As a result, Merial can now offer world-wide poultry customers its portfolio of avian vaccines together with the latest in ovo technology.

Merial is one of the largest global avian vaccines companies is active in the production of vaccines for the treatment of prevalent diseases, such as Marek’s Disease and Infectious Bursal Disease, that are especially suitable for in ovo administration.
The company already supports its vaccine operations through the development and service of administration devices; these activities are now complemented by its exclusive distribution of AviTech’s IntelliJect(R) and ManualJect(TM) in ovo injection systems.
Merial Limited is a joint venture between Merck & Co., Inc. and Sanofi-Aventis. The company employs more than 5,400 people and operates in more than 150 countries worldwide. Its 2008 sales were more than $2.6 billion.
About AviTech
AviTech  is a poultry equipment manufacturer that provides engineered solutions for the poultry industry.
It has gained rapid popularity by utilizing the latest technology and implementing innovative, user friendly designs in its equipment.
AviTech’s current leading equipment line consists of the IntelliJect(R) and ManualJect(TM) systems.
About in ovo technology
Automated in ovo technology is quickly becoming a standard procedure for broiler vaccination in the hatchery thereby offering improved biosecurity, greater consistency in dosage delivery of the vaccine, and superior cost effectiveness.
Vaccine manufacturers today are looking to develop their new products to be administered via the in ovo method.
IntelliJect is a technologically advanced in ovo injection system designed for medium to large hatcheries. It utilizes high precision manufacturing to deliver a fully automated in ovo injection and transfer system.
ManualJect features the same in ovo injection benefits as IntelliJect, however the transfer is done manually allowing the system to be more affordable for small hatcheries.