26 March 2015
Merck Animal Health and China Animal Husbandry Industry Co., Ltd Announce Plan to Establish Partnership
BEIJING, CHINA, March 26, 2015 – Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) and China Animal Husbandry Industry Co., Ltd (CAHIC) today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a partnership. Under the proposed new agreement, the companies will work together to share scientific and commercial expertise and explore strategic animal health vaccine opportunities in China.
“Merck Animal Health is excited about the opportunity to bring together two companies with long histories of scientific and technological innovation and leadership for the prevention and control of animal diseases,” said Richard R. DeLuca, Jr., president, Merck Animal Health. “We are committed to working with CAHIC, to advance animal health in China, a multibillion dollar market with a growing demand for high quality vaccines.”
Animal health vaccines are critical to the protection of both animal health and public health. Vaccines play a vital role to help to prevent and control diseases that can devastate animal populations. Terms of the proposed partnership were not disclosed.
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Today's Merck is a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well. Merck Animal Health, known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada, is the global animal health business unit of Merck. Through its commitment to the Science of Healthier Animals™, Merck Animal Health offers veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest range of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services. Merck Animal Health is dedicated to preserving and improving the health, well-being and performance of animals. It invests extensively in dynamic and comprehensive R&D resources and a modern, global supply chain. Merck Animal Health is present in more than 50 countries, while its products are available in some 150 markets. For more information, visit www.merck-animal-health.com or connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter at @MerckAH.
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