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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: GENETIC AND IMMUNE STRATEGIES TO CONTROL MUCOSAL PATHOGENS OF SWINE Title: Veterinary Immunology Committee Toolkit Workshop 2010: Progress and plans

Authors
item Entrican, Gary -
item Lunney, Joan

Submitted to: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
Publication Type: Research Technical Update
Publication Acceptance Date: February 12, 2011
Publication Date: March 12, 2011
Citation: Entrican, G., Lunney, J.K. 2011. Veterinary Immunology Committee Toolkit Workshop 2010: Progress and plans. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology. DOI: 10.1016/jvetimm.2011.03.012.

Interpretive Summary: The Veterinary Immunology Committee (VIC) has developed an international Toolkit Committee to facilitate communication about current progress and future plans for immune reagent development, commercialization and provision to the veterinary immunology research community. The Toolkit Committee’s goal is to assure active discussion of reagent production and availability, to avoid duplication of effort internationally, and to update priorities for reagent development for each veterinary species. Thus the committee sponsored the international VIC Toolkit Workshop which took place at the Ninth International Veterinary Immunology Symposium (IVIS) in Tokyo, Japan on August 18, 2020. At the workshop there were presentations on progress and current plans of the major international reagent development and networking projects such as the BBSRC/RERAD Immunological Toolbox (2004-09), US Veterinary Immune Reagent Network (VIRN 2006-10) and the EU Network for Animal Diseases Infectiology Research Facilities project (NADIR 2009-2013). There were also presentations and discussions on the use of such new immune reagents for assay development, e.g., for fluorescent microbead immunoassay multiplexing. Workshop participants noted the value of the new veterinary immune reagents as important underpinnings of their basic and applied research. The workshop ended with a panel discussing mechanisms for improved information exchange, especially though websites with VIC playing a central role. Overall the participants affirmed how important the international VIC Toolkit committee is as a means of identifying new reagents and technologies for their veterinary disease and vaccine work. They noted the importance of the continued development of new immune products for the worldwide veterinary community.

Technical Abstract: The Third Veterinary Immunology Committee (VIC) Toolkit Workshop took place at the Ninth International Veterinary Immunology Symposium (IVIS) in Tokyo, Japan on August 18, 2020. The Workshop built on previous Toolkit Workshops and covered various aspects of reagent development, commercialisation and provision to the veterinary immunology research community. The emphasis was on open communication about current progress and future plans to avoid duplication of effort and to update priorities for reagent development. There were presentations on the major reagent development and networking projects such as the BBSRC/RERAD Immunological Toolbox (2004-09), US Veterinary Immune Reagent Network (VIRN 2006-10) that has just received renewal funding for 2010 through 2014, and EU Network for Animal Diseases Infectiology Research Facilities project (NADIR 2009-2013). There were also presentations and discussions on the use of reagents for assay development, particularly multiplexing, and how these new technologies will underpin basic research developments. Mechanisms for improved information exchange, especially though websites with VIC playing a central role, were identified.

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