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Harrisvaccines is revolutionizing vaccines for the animal health industry. Using the tools of molecular biology, chemistry, and technology, Harrisvaccines is able to create herd-specific vaccines for swine, cattle, and horses ? in just a matter of weeks.

Because Harrisvaccines is able to utilize a digital version of virus? genetic code for use in creating a vaccine, it is not necessary for them to bring deadly viruses into their facility, alive or dead. From an economic and national security standpoint, this is groundbreaking. During the pandemic H1N1 outbreak of 2009, Harrisvaccines downloaded the virus? unique genetic sequence from the CDC website and created a vaccine in 60 days ? this incredibly rapid and safe response to the pandemic was something that no other company was able to accomplish.

In the not-too-distant past, the idea of downloading a genetic code was long, expensive, arduous and error prone. But thanks to high-speed broadband and technological evolution, Harrisvaccines is now able to increase animal welfare and make our food supply, and the people who produce it, safer than ever.