The Agricultural Technology Research Institute (ATRI) was established in 2014. The Animal Vaccine Development Center (AVDC), one of Taiwan's principal veterinary research centers, is a task force of ATRI. AVDC is continually developing new products or technologies such as animal vaccines, diagnostic kits, and animal disease models. The responsibilities of AVDC are mainly animal vaccine research in pigs, poultry, fish and crustacea and as a coordinator of all veterinary vaccine research in Taiwan. AVDC also calls for international collaboration on animal vaccine development.