A Specified Pathogen Free (SPF) Embryo is the starting biotechnology product for a number of downstream virology and diagnostic products and procedures; human and veterinary vaccines and diagnostic reagents , research and pharmaceutical products. The demand -supply gap in India and surrounding countries and the risk of interruption of supply of SPF eggs is the motivation behind this project.
What are Specific Pathogen Free Eggs
Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) Eggs are fertile chicken eggs produced from known SPF parent flocks established and maintained as per the recommendations of a committee appointed in 1974 by the International Association of Biological Standardization (IABS) Geneva, under the Chairmanship of Dr. R. Luginbhul, the father of SPF technology.
SPF eggs are free from the vertically transmitted agents namely Avian Adenovirus, Avian encephalomyelitis virus, Reo viruses, Lymphoid luekosis, Reticulo endotheliosis, Mycoplasma gallispticum, Mycoplasma synoviae, Salmonella Pullorum and other vertically transmitted agents. In addition, the SPF eggs are also free from laterally transmitted infections such as Newcastle disease, Infectious bronchitis, Infectious bursal disease, Marek’s disease and Avian influenza, etc.