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Rapid and Reliable Detection of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
61991
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2003-00175
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CC Technology
PO Box 3112 Laramie, WY 82071
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Rapid and Reliable Detection of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2003-33610-13040
Award Amount: $75,000.00
 

Abstract:

NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) affects a wide range of agriculturally important animals. The economic impact of an outbreak of VSV can be quite large due to its effect on animals, but more importantly, because at early stages of the disease, it is nearly indistinguishable from foot and mouth disease virus (FMD). Reliable detection of VSV is complicated by the existence of two common strains of the disease, since common methods for the detection of one strain fail when applied to the other. Reliable detection may further be influenced by the stage of virus development, and on the sample matrix chosen. The economic consequences of a vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) outbreak can be profound, but can be lessened if it can be rapidly and reliably distinguished from the even more dangerous foot and mouth disease virus (FMD). The fact that the proposed assay will accomplish this will provide a strong economic motivation to the agricultural and veterinary communities to use the method. Further factors that will recommend the method to this market include the speed of the assay (likely less than thirty minutes), and its suitability for use in the field for the rapid processing of large numbers of samples by relatively unskilled users.

Principal Investigator:

Jason Cummings
3077459148
jason99@uwyo.edu

Business Contact:

Keith Carron
President
3077609907
carron@uwyo.edu
Small Business Information at Submission:

CC Technology, Inc.
P. O. Box 3136 Laramie, WY 82071

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No