Stockholm, November 25, 2020 - The animal health group Intervacc AB (publ) has appointed Emma Hartman in the role of global product manager for Strangvac, a vaccine that is expected to become a game-changer in the fight against the global equine disease strangles. Emma Hartman has a DVM degree and most recently comes from MSD Animal Health, where she held the position of Nordic product manager for equine and ruminant products.
"Emma brings extensive knowledge of vaccines and animal health products to Intervacc and will play a vital role in the success of Strangvac. In recent years, she has worked with education, sales, and marketing of veterinary pharmaceuticals at one of the world-leading, global animal health companies. In particular, she has worked with one of the leading vaccines against equine influenza. She has a passionate interest in horse welfare, and it will be fantastic to work with Emma on the launch of Strangvac", says Andreas Andersson, CEO of Intervacc.
Intervacc develops vaccines which aim to improve animal health. Earlier this year the company submitted its application for the granting of a Community marketing authorization for Strangvac to the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Equine strangles, caused by the bacterium Streptococcus equi, is the most common infectious disease of horses worldwide. The disease is characterized by the formation of abscesses in the head and neck of horses, which can literally strangle the horse to death. The strangles bacteria can also hide in apparently healthy recovered horses, called carriers, which enable it to persist and spread to new premises. Outbreaks of strangles can take a long time to resolve, requiring the implementation of many measures to limit the spread of infection and ultimately, eradicate the disease from an affected stable. Therefore, strangles is a priority animal health issue among the world's equine veterinarians.
"I am really delighted to be joining Intervacc to work on the global launch of Strangvac" says Emma Hartman, "the recombinant fusion protein technology that is used within Strangvac can finally break the cycle of S. equi infection and I am thrilled by this opportunity to provide a vaccine that will be of enormous benefit to horse owners and their horses throughout the world."
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