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STTR Phase I: A Biodetector for Rapid On-Site Screening of Breder Chickens…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
74897
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0512668
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BIODETECTION INSTRUMENTS, LLC
535 W Research Blvd., Suite 135, M/S 300 FAYETTEVILLE, AR 72701-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: STTR Phase I: A Biodetector for Rapid On-Site Screening of Breder Chickens with High Feed Efficiency
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0512668
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I Project will develop an immunosensor for rapid, on-site identification of feed efficiency (FE) in breeder chickens. The proposing company's industrial partner has developed a pedigree line of breeder chickens whose progeny is one of the major lines of broilers used commercially in the U.S. Individual birds from the same male-line and fed the same diet exhibit approximately 20% difference in FE. Prior work has determined that at least 18 plasma proteins are differentially expressed in low and high FE birds. This Phase I project will focus on developing a low cost assay using a capillary column based bioseparator / bioreactor (for protein capture) and an optical detection cell (for protein detection) with the sensitivity necessary to rapidly differentiate protein expression levels in low and high FE broilers. The commercial application of this project will be on the poultry industry. Companies breeding elite lines of broilers will find substantial savings in feed and labor costs with the proposed device.

Principal Investigator:

Xiao-Li Su
Dr.
4795712592
xiaoli.su@biodetection-instruments.com

Business Contact:

Mark Wagstaff
4795712592
mwagstaff@virtual-incubation.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Biodetection Instruments LLC
535 W. Research Blvd. Fayetteville, AR 72701

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Arkansas
120 Ozark Hall
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Contact: Neil R. Pumford
Contact Phone: (479) 575-3845
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university