Companies join Swiss bovine viral diarrhea campaign
Swiss life sciences company Microsynth AG has awarded Qiagen, based in the Netherlands, a contract to supply molecular BVD assays to detect viruses causing bovine viral diarrhea (BVD). The contract is part of a project by the Swiss government to eradicate BVD from the national herd. Microsynth has exclusive contracts with the Swiss government to carry out BVD tests. It also has contracts with several Swiss cantons to conduct tests using tissue samples, followed by blood samples if verification is needed.