International Vet Health Businesses Converge in Charlottetown

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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (June 24, 2019) – For the next three days, industry leaders in veterinary health and nutrition will meet in Charlottetown for the seventh biennial VetHealth Global™, North America’s foremost business conference for this industry.

More than 200 global animal health businesses, executives from new and emerging companies, regulators and investors will meet at the PEI Convention Centre in the Delta Prince Edward Hotel to discuss current trends, challenges and future opportunities related to the health and nutrition of companion and food animals.

The Honourary Chair of VetHealth Global 2019 is Jeff Simmons, President and CEO of Elanco Animal Health. He is no stranger to innovation in this space given that he heads up a company that for more than 65 years has developed novel products for improving animal health and production of food animals. Although Elanco runs its business in more than 90 countries worldwide, its global team for fish health product development and manufacturing operates from facilities in Victoria and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, respectively, employing upwards of 160 people.

In addition to a keynote presentation from Mr. Simmons, attendees will hear from other top-level presenters during panel sessions and talks that support the “Insight, Foresight, Leadership” theme of VetHealth Global. The program also affords attendees opportunities to witness demonstrations of industry technologies, interact during one-on-one partnering meetings, and tour scientific and technical facilities in Prince Edward Island, such as the Atlantic Veterinary College, the School of Sustainable Design Engineering and the National Research Council of Canada.

Twelve emerging companies will be showcased during VetHealth Global’s Innovation Spotlight Series including: Adivo, Germany; Because Animals, USA; Biomatcan, Canada; CanBiocin, Canada; Cytophage Technologies, Canada; eQcell, Canada; Herdsy, UK; NewMetrica, UK; Sidanis Pharma, Germany; test&treat, UK; Torigen Pharmaceuticals, USA; and Vetco, Taiwan.

“International vet health businesses have come to rely on VetHealth Global as an event where productive relationships are formed and businesses advance. And it’s fitting to gather in PEI since our bioscience cluster has an expanding base of animal health and nutrition businesses and support services that are unique within Canada,” said Rory Francis, Chair of VetHealth Global and Executive Director of the PEI BioAlliance.

VetHealth Global 2019 is hosted by the Prince Edward Island BioAlliance, in collaboration with the Government of Canada and Innovation PEI, and through support from industry sponsors. Details about the VetHealth Global 2019 conference program and speakers are available by visiting: www.vethealthglobal.com.