Key research areas
Bacteriology, Parasitology, Histopathology, Immunology, Vaccine development, Disease prophylaxis, Therapeutic strategies
The Autogenous Vaccine laboratory is dedicated to the development of prevention tools for bacterial diseases in aquaculture. The unit has a compartmentalised area which operates using HEPA filters and is fully equipped for the experimental production of inactivated bacterial vaccines. The equipment includes BSL-II laminar flow cabinet, cooling refrigerator, high shear mixer and a bioreactor Eppendorf BIOFLO 320. Our vaccine development process has been ISO9001 certified since 2019.
The Autogenous Vaccine laboratory also conducts R&D for phage therapy products. Bacteriophages or phages are highly host-specific viruses of bacteria that can be used as a biocontrol method for pathogenic bacteria. The activities of this laboratory are now commercialised through the newly established spin-off company Aquatic Biologicals.