Elanco expands vaccine presence with purchase

Elanco to acquire Titanium and Master Guard cattle vaccine brands from AgriLabs.

Elanco, the animal health division of Eli Lilly & Co., announced Nov. 11 that it will purchase the Titanium and Master Guard vaccine brands from AgriLabs. These well-known cattle vaccine brands will complement Elanco's growing vaccine portfolio, including the recently approved Viralign 6, the only modified-live combination vaccine to protect against bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) virus 1b.

Elanco said it will continue to deliver these brands in the same manner producers have come to expect and will work closely with AgriLabs to ensure a seamless transition. Elanco will support all 2013 programs and pricing, and customers should continue to place orders through existing channels.

"With beef stocks at all-time lows and demand outpacing dairy supply globally, we must continue to provide innovative solutions that will help producers increase the affordability and availability of animal protein," said Rob Aukerman, president U.S. operations at Elanco. "We have diversified our portfolio and sources of innovation to deliver more options and solutions to our customers."

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