Merck Animal Health has announced a $500,000 donation to Texas A&M University for its new Animal Science Reproduction and Biotechnology Center.
The new animal science center, expected to be completed in 2023, includes research labs, educational spaces, animal handling areas along with dedicated research lab space for emerging technologies and practices for both academic and industry partner use.
"We're grateful for Merck Animal Health's support in assisting to build this new state-of-the-art facility," says Cliff Lamb, Ph.D., director for Texas A&M AgriLife Research and former head of the Department of Animal Science. "This facility will advance ruminant health by identifying and developing new and innovative technologies associated with reproduction and genetic sciences and allow us to apply it to the sustainability of livestock systems."
Merck Animal Health has a long-standing relationship with Texas A&M and has provided funding and support for veterinary scholarships, internships, and research and development projects at the university.
"New technology and therapy research is important to veterinarians and producers in helping to advance sustainable livestock production systems," says Todd Bilby, Ph.D., dairy technical services director, Merck Animal Health. "Merck Animal Health and Texas A&M share a commitment to advancing the health of animals through innovative science and research-driven solutions."
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