Overview of APEG services and products

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An overview presentation of APEGs services and products given at the APEG 2010 conference held at Cefas

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Overview of APEG services and products

  1. 1. Aquatic Product Evaluation Group (APEG) Jason Weeks 07769 881975 apeg@cefas.co.uk Jason.weeks@cefas.co.uk
  2. 2. Aquatic Product Evaluation Group (APEG) • Virtual team of internationally recognised scientists • Over 25 years experience in aquatic product research • Fish, crustaceans, amphibians • World-class aquarium testing facilities & associated laboratories • Quality assurance and control systems (including GLP, UKAS & ISO)
  3. 3. Aquaculture supply chain
  4. 4. Pharmaceutical Industry Feed Companies Testing laboratories APEG Chemical industry Customers Disinfectant Companies Fish Producers Diagnostics
  5. 5. APEG Services • Vaccine testing • batch, safety, efficacy & duration • Fish medicine testing • anti-fungal, anti-microbial, anti-helmetic • Disinfectant testing • Selective breeding programmes • Ecotoxicological testing & associated residue testing • Provision of SPF materials • Feed additives and digestibility trials (Pre and Probiotics) • Expert advice & consultancy • Dossier assessment • Data analysis and modelling
  6. 6. Dossier Assessment - Expert Report
  7. 7. Working differently • Meeting your requirements • Finding the partnership to deliver the best solution • Open to alternative ways of working
  8. 8. APEG • Synonymous with; • Quality • Innovation • Brand • Value-added
  9. 9. APEG Aquarium Facilities • World Class leading flow-through fresh and sea water aquarium system • Biosecure • Fully GLP compliant, member of the UK GLP compliance programme • Flexible systems • Provenance of test species; SPF
  10. 10. Wide Range of Challenge Models (not exhaustive listing) Bacterial Fungal Viral Aeromonas salmonicida Saprolegnia parasitica IHNV Lactococcus garvieae IPNV Vibrio anguillarum 01 & 02 Parasites Sea lice VHSV Photobacterium damselae White spot ISAV Vibrio salmonicida Gyrodactylus Yersinia ruckeri KHV Piscirickettsia salmonis Nodavirus Streptococcus iniae SVCV
  11. 11. Ocean acidification • Unique systems to deliver measured quantities of CO2 to seawater • Can be modified to look at SOx • Can be used to modulate pH and multiple factor studies e.g. temperature, pH, disease etc.
  12. 12. Disinfectants approval scheme • Defra has an existing scheme – this did not cover fish and shellfish diseases • Cefas adapted existing CEN standards for use to approve disinfectants for aquaculture • Cefas is one of a small number of labs that are able to do the testing under the scheme – Disinfectants Listing scheme (launched Jan 2010) is a non statutory means of publicly listing disinfection products.
  13. 13. Working with APEG Costing Strategy & Delivery • Cost is based on individual requirements • No standard price; no price list • Typically quote for several study variations e.g.. Options A, B, C • Quality assurance – Internal QA (optional) typically 10% additional cost • Study delivered to agreed timetable, specifications & cost • Study protocol • Regular progress updates • Final Report •Single point of contact
  14. 14. Fiona Simmance • The new face of APEG • SPC – single point of contact • Direct line - 01305 206613 • Email – apeg@cefas.co.uk – Fiona.simmance@cefas.co.uk
  15. 15. Customer excellence • Working with you meet your requirements • “APEG continually delivering excellence to you…”
  16. 16. APEG website www.cefas.co,uk
  17. 17. Innovative solutions to real world problems • Dr Jason Weeks • apeg@cefas.co.uk • Jason.weeks@cefas.co.uk

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