Pre-vaccine testing services

Test your vaccine with Covance to meet regulatory requirements and acquire information on immunogenicity of vaccine antigens and characteristics critical for determining the suitability of your vaccine.

Animal selection

When you choose Covance, you access vaccine specific expertise and capacity for rapid project initiation. Covance helps you plan and select the most appropriate animal model system for high data quality and to optimized completion of your project. Animal models include: 

  • Rodent
  • Guinea pig
  • Rabbit
  • Feline
  • Canine
  • Ferret
  • Avian
  • Caprine
  • Porcine
  • Ovine
  • Equine
  • Bovine
  • Non-human primate

Minimum potency determination

Covance scientists support you to determine antigen dose, administration route, number, frequency, and volume of injections. Outcomes include:

  • Reduce vaccine costs
  • Induce specific immune response
  • Prevent any tolerance or unwanted immune response

Adjuvant selection & safety

Assure high antibody response and enhance immunized animal welfare to make critical adjuvant selection decisions from Covance. Our scientists identify ideal adjuvants to boost antigen immunogenicity and influence titer, response duration, isotype, avidity and properties of cell-mediated immunity.

  • Humoral response
  • Cell-mediated response

Learn regulatory subtleties, guidances and requirements as you weave your way through the complexities of IND applications and GLP studies with guidance from Covance. Our scientists will map out the processes required, and ensure your vaccine formulations are evaluated for desired immunogenicity and efficacy.

  • Immunogenicity testing on formulated vaccine
  • Dose stability
  • Dose response studies
  • Efficacy testing
    • passive immunization
    • active immunization
  • Development of potency testing for vaccine release
  • Safety studies
  • Qualification and validation studies
  • Equivalency testing

Immunology Services

Tel: 800-345-4114
Tel: 717-336-4921
Fax: 717-336-3481

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  • GLP Studies
  • OLAW Assured
  • USDA Research Registered