The Institute has engaged with a broad range of commercial industries over many years, from small and medium-sized enterprises through to large pharmaceutical industry. Key to these engagements is knowledge exchange (KE), a mutual exchange and collaboration that benefits both partners. These can include consultancy and advisory services, secondment of research staff within commerical businesses, collaboration and co-production of new research, licensing of our IP, providing Continuing Professional Training (CPD) and general sharing of information about the nature of our research and the needs of stakeholder businesses.
We recently published examples of some of our industry engagements demonstrating these KE practices. These are available in the flyer above, but are also detailed below with additional materials.
Fri, 07 Aug 2015 15:21:00 BST
Researchers from the Institute and The Pirbright Institute are collaborating with MSD Animal Health to strengthen surveillance capacity for foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in rural Tanzania through community engagement and simple field-based diagnostics.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:33:00 GMT
Researchers in our Institute are involved in a strategic science advisory role to the Scottish Government together with partner Institutions across Scotland as part of EPIC Centre of Expertise in Animal Disease Outbreaks. EPIC brings together a substantial body of epidemiological expertise to address the risks of, and response to, animal disease outbreaks.
Cute-Egg, improvement of eggshell cuticle quality to reduce vertical transmission of zoonotic and pathogenic organisms
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:19:00 GMT
Work between Prof Maureen Bain, collaborators at Edinburgh University and two industrial partners are investigating ways to improve the cuticle covering of eggs. The cuticle, a protein-rich layer on the outer surface of the egg, forms the first line of defence to the penetration of bacteria from the environment into the egg.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:30:00 GMT
Our research is investigating biomarkers that can be used as a measure of wellbeing and disease in production and companion animals, which are being developed into tests in collaborative work with industry.
Wed, 08 Jul 2015 12:12:00 BST
In a multi-institutional collaboration, Prof. Ruth Zadoks has combined team expertise in epidemiology of multi-host pathogens and molecular bacteriology with expertise in aquaculture to investigate the potential host adaptation of an emerging pathogen in fish.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:03:00 GMT
A team based at Scottish Centre for Ecology and the Natural Environment (SCENE) are investigating what environmental cues aquatic animals, such as fish, use to find their way around natural and artificial river barriers, and which types of hydroelectric turbines cause the least harm.
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:53:00 BST
Sea lice are the biggest threat to the welfare of farmed Atlantic salmon and the sustainability of fish farming across the world. Chemical treatments are the current mainstay of controlling infection but growing drug resistance among sea lice means an alternative is urgently required. A project developed by a team of Institute researchers led to a productive industrial partnership to selectively breed salmon that are resistant to sea lice.