Research and Development


The U.S.-China Center for Animal Health has a research and development laboratory on Kansas State University Olathe campus. We work on contract research projects involving the development and characterization of veterinary biologics, including vaccines, bacterins, antisera, diagnostic kits, and other products of biological origin. We also work with the China Ministry of Agriculture to assist U.S. animal health companies in obtaining registration and exportation of their products to China.

Our capabilities

  • Vaccine development and characterization
    • Efficacy testing (swine and avian species)
    • Stability and formulation development
    • Adjuvant development and evaluation
    • Potency assay development
    • Working experiences on
      ---Swine: influenza virus, PRRS virus, M. hyopneumoniae
      ---Avian: influenza virus, M. gallisepticum
      ---Equine: Venezuelan and eastern equine encephalitis viruses
  • In vitro assay development, including ELISA, real time PCR, and HPLC
  • Animal model development for human diseases – rodent, porcine, ovine
  • Protein expression and purification
  • Monoclonal antibody production and characterization
  • Bioreactor cell culture protocol development
  • Sample testing and data analyses


Jishu Shi, DVM, PhD
U.S.-China Center for Animal Health
College of Veterinary Medicine
Special Assistant to the Provost for China Affairs
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
Office: (785)532-4506