Game-changing technologies and significant innovation support producers in improving sustainability, traceability and animal welfare along the entire food supply chain. Connecting with consumers based on values requires supporting animal-related causes and furthering advances in the treatment of food animals.
Increasing the economic efficiency of environmentally sustainable food will be imperative for Canada and the world to achieve net-zero targets.
EVAH is developing partnerships to create a Canadian animal health technology business and IP platform bolstering the biomedical innovation industry, helping build the resilience of the Canadian and global food supply chains and contributing to alleviate climate change and reach human health goals.
Development of EVAH’s technologies currently employs 28 people, in majority women in science.
- Rising number of aquaculture farms fosters market growth but also results in a higher incidence of infectious diseases in fish. There is increased interest in innovative treatments and vaccines in the aquaculture space.
- Growth in the swine market has been driven by increased regulatory requirements and a move away from synthetic feed additives, which are known to have negative health effects on both animals and humans. Biological feed additives are on the rise.
- For a long time, mass administration of antibiotics has been used for the prevention and treatment of bacterial disease. The short-term cost-benefit ratio of this practice made it attractive for many years. In many developed countries, routine use of antibiotics has been banned or severely restricted, and in some others the commercial pressure to produce animals “without antibiotics ever” has a similar effect, thus the need for innovative and effective vaccines.
- The global poultry vaccines market was valued at US$4B in 2020 and is expected to reach US$6B by 2023 (CAGR +12.0%). Factors leading to this growth include increased consumer awareness regarding food safety and government initiatives regarding human and animal health.