PBD Biotech gains £2.3m funding to take Actiphage through to OIE validation, a requirement for international adoption of this diagnostic for mycobacterial diseases including bTB, Johne’s Disease and human TB
Actiphage®, a rapid, accurate test for tuberculosis that detects the presence of the live mycobacteria in a sample of blood or milk, has been awarded the Innovation Award 2021 by Veterinary Record, the official journal of the British Veterinary Association (BVA).
Vet Robert Price-Jones comments in a BBC interview that the blood test Actiphage offers the potential for eradicating bovine TB from the farm: “Early identification of animals at risk of bovine TB enables effective disease management and control.”
PBD Biotech’s Actiphage technology wins Royal Dairy Innovation Award 2019
Dr Berwyn Clarke, CEO of TB-test developers PBD Biotech, responds to the Godfray Review of the Government’s bovine TB strategy, which highlights the company’s Actiphage diagnostic as an additional test to help tackle the disease.