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Unveiling the Future of Veterinary Science: Highlights From the 2023 Kansas City (KC) Animal Health Corridor Summit

Unveiling the Future of Veterinary Science: Highlights From the 2023 Kansas City (KC) Animal Health Corridor Summit

This year's KC Animal Health Corridor Summit, held on August 28th and 29th, was a melting pot of innovation, setting the stage for the future of animal health. Organised by the respected KC Animal Health Corridor, the summit became a catalyst for entrepreneurial vision, game-changing technologies, and solutions designed to propel the industry forward.

Industry-Wide Engagement

The summit was a magnet for experts and pioneers across the animal health spectrum. Bill Zollers, Head of Regulatory Affairs at Argenta, expressed, "Animal health is a tight-knit industry. The summit was a phenomenal venue to engage directly with forerunners, exchanging ideas on ground-breaking projects and untapped opportunities."

Key Themes and Awards

Themes of sustainability, big data, technological advancements, and pioneering research were at the forefront of discussions. Akston Biosciences stood out, claiming the 2023 Innovation Award for their novel long-acting protein therapeutics for pets. Ben Isaacs, Head of Pharmaceutical Sciences (USA) at Argenta, was quick to highlight, "Congratulations to Akston Biosciences! This award showcases the significance of biologics in shaping a healthier future for companion animals."

Resilience Amid Challenges

Global challenges such as inflation, supply chain disruptions, and the lingering impacts of the pandemic did little to dampen the industry’s enthusiasm and resilience. Bryan Beaird, Business Development Director (North America) at Argenta, reflected, "The summit underscored the enduring strength and optimism that characterise the animal health sector. The level of engagement in discussions, presentations, and meetings predicts well for continuous, positive advancements in the field."

A Platform for Ongoing Innovation

The summit has proven its value as a vehicle for innovation and collaboration. The event's unique position in gathering diverse stakeholders reinforces the industry's commitment to overcoming modern challenges. We sincerely thank the entire KC Animal Health Corridor team for organising this instrumental event.

How Argenta Is Pioneering Animal Health Innovations

From its inception, Argenta has been passionately committed to animal health. As the only global contract research organisation (CRO) and contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) solely focused on animal health and nutrition, we offer an all-encompassing suite of Molecule to Market services, aiding both start-ups and seasoned industry players in navigating the intricate maze that is the animal health sector.

Our presence and sponsorship at the summit underscored our commitment to stay ahead of industry trends and to build relationships that catalyse real-world progress. At Argenta, we are not just observers of innovation but active participants in shaping the future of animal health and nutrition.

As we continue advancing the frontiers of animal health with our customers, Argenta invites you to join us in this critical mission – because the well-being of animals is a responsibility we all share.

If you want to explore Argenta’s services or partnership opportunities, do not hesitate to get in touch!

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