Company to fund research on porcine circovirus

Published on July 15, 2006
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Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. has launched a new research program targeting porcine circovirus-associated diseases.

The PCVAD Research Award Program will award $75,000 annually to three research efforts. The goal of the program is to fund efforts that will lead to practical solutions for preventing or managing the diseases and associated conditions in swine.

Boehringer Ingelheim will award the first grants this September, and the company is accepting proposals until Aug. 15. An independent board will consider the proposals on the basis of criteria that include potential impact on the swine industry, scientific quality, probability of success in achieving research goals, and originality.

Instructions and forms for submitting proposals are available at or by contacting Trudy Luther at (816) 236-2780.