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Five new laboratories announced along with approval for CFIA licence


Saint-Hyacinthe, QC September 10, 2003 Biotechnology company Biovet says it has received its manufacturer’s establishment licence from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the entity responsible for approving and regulating veterinary biological products in Canada. This licence, allocated to laboratories meeting very strict rules for the preparation, production, conservation, packaging and labelling of veterinary diagnostic kits, will now allow Biovet to manufacture, market and export kits to international markets.

“In addition to demonstrating our expertise and the quality of our laboratories, this licence will make it easier to obtain US approval expected this fall from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA),” says Daniel Roy, the company’s general manager.

Biovet announced the approval at the inauguration of its new operations centre. Representing an investment of $2 million, the new centre and its laboratories, specialized in serology, biochemistry and haematology, bacteriology and virology, will enable the company to conduct tests on systemic diseases, respiratory diseases, blood profiles and the detection of GEOs in various grains and foods.

Biovet develops, manufactures and markets diagnostic kits and services for animal health specialists.