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U.S.D.A. Approves First Vaccine for Honeybees

The New York Times

Dalan Animal Health’s vaccine for American foulbrood, an aggressive bacterial disease, is the first for any insect in the United States. Read more at The New York Times

A new vaccine will protect honeybees from a bacterial disease affecting their larvae

NPR

The Department of Agriculture has conditionally approved a new vaccine meant to protect honeybees from a bacterial disease that can affect the bee's larvae. Listen at NPR

US government approves use of world’s first vaccine for honeybees

The Guardian

Hopes of a new weapon against diseases that routinely ravage colonies that are relied upon for food pollination. Read more the Guardian

The first-ever vaccine for honeybees has been approved by the USDA

CNN

The United States Department of Agriculture has approved the first-ever vaccine for honeybees to prevent American foulbrood disease, a fatal bacterial disease that can destroy honeybee colonies, officials say. Read more at CNN

First-in-Class Honeybee Vaccine Receives Conditional License from the USDA Center for Veterinary Biologics

Business Wire

ATHENS, GA. January 4, 2023 — Dalan Animal Health, Inc. (“Dalan”), a biotech company pioneering insect health, announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) granted a conditional license for vaccination of honeybees against American Foulbrood disease caused by Paenibacillus larvae. Read more at Business Wire

Study Reveals First-Ever Insect Vaccine for Honeybees is Safe and Effective

Business Wire

ATHENS, GA. October 18, 2022 — Dalan Animal Health, Inc., a biotech company focused on insect health, today announced the results of the first-ever successful randomized placebo-controlled double-blinded trial study to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of the world's first vaccine for honeybees. Read more at Business Wire

Dalan Animal Health Closes $3.55 Million Financing Round for Launch of the World’s First Honeybee Vaccine

Business Wire

ATHENS, GA. — Dalan Animal Health, Inc., a biotech company pioneering insect health and immunology, today announced the close of a $3.55 million seed financing round led by At One Ventures and Veterinary Angel Network for Entrepreneurs (VANE). This is the second seed round of funding and the first including institutional investors, bringing the total raise to $5.5 million. Read more at Business Wire

Biotech Company Dalan Animal Health Relocates to Athens, Georgia

PR Newswire

Athens, GA. Wednesday, June 1, 2022 — Dalan Animal Health, Inc., a biotech company focused on insect health, announced today that it will relocate its headquarters to Athens, Georgia. The company is anticipated to create 20 new jobs over the next five years. Read more at PR Newswire

Honeybees Run Vaccination Programmes, Too

The Economist

An old saw has it that there is nothing new under the sun. But it may still come as a surprise that human beings are not alone in having invented vaccination. Work just published in the Journal of Experimental Biology by Gyan Harwood of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, confirms that honeybees got there first. It also suggests that they run what look like the equivalent of prime-boost childhood vaccination programmes. Read more at The Economist

Immunity, Vaccines & Honey Bees: Part 1

Bee Culture

MARCH 2022 -- “As a veterinarian, I have administered thousands of various vaccines to a variety of animals over the years. As in humans, these vaccines are typically developed over decades of research and trials and are administered ...”
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Immunity, Vaccines & Honey Bees: Part 2

Bee Culture

APRIL 2022 — “If you missed last month’s part one of this series, I am about to give you some homework! Please go back and read part 1 in the previous BC issue, it will really help with your understanding of this article. Much of what I discussed previously applies to vertebrates, and perhaps has best been understood in mammals. Because honey bees do not produce antibodies ...”
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Dalan Animal Health Receives USPTO Notice of Allowance for a Patent Application Covering a Groundbreaking Vaccination Technology to Protect Honeybees

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4, 2021 — Dalan Animal Health, a pioneer in insect vaccination, announced today the issuance of a Notice of Allowance for U.S. Patent Application 15/747,252 "Edible Vaccination Against Microbial Pathogens." The original technology was developed at the University of Helsinki, Finland, by Dr. Dalial Freitak and Dr. Heli Salmela. Read more at PR Newswire

Dalan selected as winner of the 2020 BIO IMPACT Startup Stadium

BIO IMPACT

Listen to Dalan's 8-minute investor pitch for their winning presentation at the 2020 BIO IMPACT Startup Stadium. Listen here

Vaccine for Honeybees Could Be a Tool to Fight Population Decline

The New York Times

At a time when some beekeepers are struggling to keep their colonies alive and pollinating, the prospect of a vaccine for honeybees has offered a flicker of hope… Read at The New York Times

World's First Insect Vaccine Could Help Bees Fight Off Deadly Disease

NPR

Bees may soon get an ally in their fight against bacterial disease — one of the most serious threats the pollinators face — in the form of an edible vaccine… Read at NPR

Will new vaccine effectively save bees?

KCRW

Bees have been dying off in masses, and no one knows why. Bees are crucial to the food chain. Now there’s hope: a bee vaccine… Listen on KCRW

First-Ever Honey Bee Vaccine Offers Hope for Pollinators and Fruit Growers

Fortune

A growing number of honey bees die each year due to pesticides, vanishing habitats, poor nutrition, and climate change, with potentially disastrous consequences for agriculture and natural diversity… Read at Fortune

World's First Insect Vaccine Could Help Bees Fight Off Deadly Disease

Bloomberg

Bees may soon get an ally in their fight against bacterial disease — one of the most serious threats the pollinators face — in the form of an edible vaccine… Read on Bloomberg

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American Honey Producers Association 2022 Convention and Trade Show

Tucson, AZ USA • Nov 29-Dec 3, 2022

Dalan will host an exhibit at the AHPA 2022 Conference in Tucson, AZ. Amy Floyd and Dr. Humberto Boncristiani, our expert beekeepers, will be there to answer all your questions about the first vaccine for honeybees.

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Alberta Beekeepers Commission 2022 Annual Conference and Trade Show

Edmonton, AB Canada • Dec 1-2, 2022

Dr. Dalial Freitak, Dalan CSO and Co-Founder, will be giving a presentation on bee vaccine technology from 2:27-2:52 pm on Thursday, Dec 1st at the ABC Conference and Tradeshow. This event offers in person and virtual tickets.

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American Beekeeping Federation 2022 Conference and Trade Show

Jacksonville, FL USA • Jan 3-7, 2023

Dalan will host an exhibit at the ABF 2023 Conference in Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Humberto Boncristiani, our expert beekeeper, will be there to answer all your questions about the first vaccine for honeybees.

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Dalan Animal Health Attending 47th Annual Apimondia Congress in Istanbul, Turkey

Apimondia • August 24-28, 2022

Dalan CSO Dalial Freitak will be presenting on trans-generational immune priming in honeybees and how it can be utilized to create vaccines against bee diseases on August 25th, 12:45 - 13:00 at the 47th Apimondia International Apicultural Congress. Our exhibit will be located in Zone B, Booth B26. We’d love to meet you!

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Livestock Innovation Summit

London, UK • September 7-8, 2022

Dalan Animal Health was selected as one of 15 startups to pitch. We are grateful for this opportunity to share our honeybee vaccine technology.

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World Agritech Innovation Summit

London, UK • September 20-21, 2022

Dalan Animal Health is one of 10 featured innovative startups. Come meet us at the Techhub this September!

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Entomological Society of America (ESA) Joint Conference

Vancouver, Canada • November 13-16th, 2022

Amy Floyd, Dalan Field Technician, will be giving a talk on Dalan vaccine technology for EFB on November 15th at 11:15am. Questions? Email Amy.

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Dalan selected as winner of the 2020 BIO IMPACT Startup Stadium

Bio Impact

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