11th April 2018
New research shows phage-based test is able to rapidly identify low levels of live mycobacteria in pasteurised milk
19th February 2018
Improved diagnostic tests and acceleration of interventions such as cattle vaccination to better manage bovine TB are to be reviewed by a Defra Review led by Professor Sir Charles Godfray
31st January 2018
DairyTech will see the launch of Actiphage by PBD Biotech, the first test that can rapidly and sensitively detect the presence of live Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) in milk.
11th January 2018
Speed and accuracy is vital in the dairy industry so a simple, rapid and sensitive test for the bacteria that causes tuberculosis in livestock and in humans is of major interest. PBD Biotech will be talking about its new Actiphage diagnostic on stand T10 at Dairy-Tech on 7 February 2018.
22nd December 2017
Six monthly testing for bovine tuberculosis in the High Risk Area was one of the measures to be introduced by the government following a consultation with industry stakeholders.
6th November 2017
Actiphage™ TB – a new test for bovine tuberculosis (bTB) – will soon be available from start-up PBD Biotech based in Suffolk, UK. It brings fresh hope for the stricken dairy industry which has seen over thirty thousand cows slaughtered this year after contracting the disease.