Veterinary Immunology Committee Toolkit Workshop 2010: progress and plans

Gary Entrican, Joan K Lunney

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The 3rd Veterinary Immunology Committee (VIC) Toolkit Workshop took place at the 9th International Veterinary Immunology Symposium (IVIS) in Tokyo, Japan on 18th August 2010. The Workshop built on previous Toolkit Workshops and covered various aspects of reagent development, commercialization 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 (2004-2009), US Veterinary Immune Reagent Network (VIRN 2006-2010) that has just received renewal funding for 2010-2014, 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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-201
Number of pages5
JournalVeterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2012


  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Animals
  • Immunologic Techniques
  • Veterinary Medicine


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