Vector-borne disease research gains funding

Abaxis gives $250,000 to Kansas State University's vector-borne disease center to go toward starting heartwater research project.

For the second time in two years, Abaxis, a medical and veterinary technology company, has provided a $250,000 gift to the Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases in the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

The center is an interdisciplinary research center with a mission to combat vector-borne diseases with a focus on pathogenesis, surveillance and disease prevention.

"The Abaxis foundation support is very valuable in promoting our new center and a

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