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Pitch perfect: showcasing veterinary innovations

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By Georgina Mills

Wearable technology to help manage pain in pets, a PCR point-of-care diagnostic platform, and alternatives to antibiotics are three of 24 innovations selected to be presented to the animal health industry next month.

Companies will pitch ideas to delegates and investors at Animal Health Investment Europe – Dragons’ Den style – in the hope of attracting investment that will allow them to take their product to the next level.

Many of the shortlisted companies are developing their own medicines. One such business is Proteon Pharmaceuticals, which creates bacteriophage-based products as an alternative to antibiotics.

Chief operating officer Matthew Tebeau told Vet Record that the company’s products help farmers to prophylactically manage animal health and would ‘eliminate the unnecessary use of …

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