Our ChimerAds technology has proven very efficient in isolating immunoglobulin from milk (bovine IgG), from animal plasma (both bovine and porcine IgG) and from chicken eggs (IgY)

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Immunoglobulins for immune support

It is well known that immunoglobulins play an important role in the bodys natural defense against sickness through their ability to bind to a wide range of bacteria and viruses. The administration of isolated immunoglobulins may therefore support immune function in vulnerable groups such as infants, elderly and people with a defective immune system. Furthermore, enhanced immunity by oral administration of immunoglobulins has been shown in both postweaned piglets and calves, which gives a great potential of reducing the use of antibiotics in the farming industry.

With the ChimerAds technology it is possible to isolate immunoglobulins with maximum bioactivity, storage stability, ease-of-use and improved survival through passage of the gastic environment. 

Immunoglobulin G (IgG) from milk

A large number of studies have shown that immunoglobulins from cows milk (bovine IgG) can prevent gastrointestinal tract infections, upper respiratory tract infections, and lipopolysaccharid-induced inflammation in humans. Thus, isolated bovine IgG could be an excellent supplement for enhanced immunity.

Another possibility is to isolate IgG from cows vaccinated against a certain disease providing passive immunity to protect animals and humans from that disease. 

Last, but not least, isolated bovine IgG can be used as colostrum replacement/supplement for newborn calves or piglets.

Immunoglobulins from animal plasma

Immunoglobulins from animal plasma is a heterogeneous group of proteins which mainly contain the IgG, IgA and IgM immunoglobulins. These immune-defense proteins have been thoroughly documented to provide protection against infections, improve health and survival rate of newborn piglets and calves when administered orally during the first days and weeks of life and thus contribute to minimize the use of antibiotics (Hedegaard CJ et al, PLoS ONE 11(1): e0147373. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0147373 (2016))

Immunoglobulin Y (IgY) from egg

Immunoglobulin Y (IgY), an analog to the mammalian IgG, is an abundant component of the egg yolk and is an important immune support for the developing chicken. IgY is a widely used food supplement and preservative and is under investigation as a supplement to new born farm animals as an alternative to the use of synthetic antibiotics.

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