Global vaccine egg supplier VALO BioMedia has upgraded its European Granja Rodriguez Serrano hatchery in Spain, with new setters from NatureForm Hatchery Technologies.
The 17-setter installation, a new for old replacement programme, was completed in a record two-week timescale by NatureForm Hatchery Technologies, avoiding any disruption to production in the vaccine hatchery.
“With extensive experience in the vaccines market, NatureForm totally understood the very specific requirements for this project,” says NatureForm CEO Steve Warren. “Within 14 days, all the existing machines were dismantled, floors were repaired, electro-mechanical works were completed and the new setters were installed, ready to resume incubation in line with Granja Rodriguez Serrano’s time-critical production schedule.”
Valo BioMedia is a global supplier of vaccine eggs, which are used to produce both human and animal vaccines, as well as for pharmaceutical research purposes. Alongside Spain, the company has facilities in Germany, Brasil, Mexico and North America, for a localised presence that is critical to working in partnership with its research and pharma clients worldwide.
“As a vaccine egg supplier, our production schedules are extremely time-sensitive. This refurbishment enabled us to continue meeting our current commitments, while also ensuring that Granja Rodriguez Serrano is primed and ready for future growth, as a result of increased demand for vaccine eggs in the market”, says Antonio Rodriguez Serrano, manager at Granja Rodriguez Serrano.