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Partner of Choice

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No company, large or small, can succeed alone in the world of breakthrough medicines and vaccines. Zoetis is increasingly recognized as the animal health partner of choice for powerful research and development partnerships that combine complementary talents, expertise and passion with the organizational capacity to deliver innovative products that improve the care of animals globally.

We enrich our broad internal R&D capabilities with alliances that help foster creativity, facilitate risk sharing and advance innovative science. We have joined forces in approximately 100 research alliances with partners throughout the animal health, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and agribusiness industries and collaborate with current and emerging leaders in academia, and public and private institutions that are focused on improving the health and well-being of animals and the people who care for them.

Zoetis has established research collaboration agreements with biotech companies such as Oakwood Labs and Stabilitech that are pioneering new technologies. Other research collaborations of interest include:

BacVactory Collaboration for Bacterial Vaccine Development

bacvactoryZoetis is participating with a multidisciplinary team of public and private partners from animal and human health in the Bac Vactory research collaboration.  This five year program, begun in May 2017, will examine bacteria that are closely related and cause diseases in humans and animals, in order to develop innovative, safe and efficacious vaccines. Collaboration among scientists in veterinary and human health in a true ‘One Health’ approach and across academic institutions and the life sciences industry offers opportunities for Zoetis and its research partners to bring innovative vaccines for animals and people to market faster. 

The alliance is part of a broader emphasis in research and development at Zoetis on solutions to prevent disease and, in turn, reduce the incidence of infectious disease and the need to treat it with anti-infective medicines.  

STAR-IDAZ Global Research Network

STAR-IDAZ logoZoetis is the founding industry member of this global research network that brings together research organizations, the pharmaceutical industry and international animal health bodies to make significant progress in infectious disease research and bring about targeted and tangible control methods.

Easter Bush Research Consortium

EBRC logoOur research collaboration with the largest veterinary research consortium in Europe is aimed at finding better ways to prevent and manage disease, and to advance sustainable animal agriculture and welfare in Europe.

PROHEALTH Research Collaboration

PROHEALTH logoZoetis is the sole animal health company participant in PROHEALTH, a consortium of 22 research partners from 11 European countries coordinated by Newcastle University. In 2013, PROHEALTH was awarded the largest grant ever given by the European Union in the Animal Health field (€11.9 million) to explore ways to increase disease prevention and production quality in swine and poultry farming while limiting environmental impact and preserving profitability for farmers.