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Breath Alkanes in Bovine

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
83604
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2007-00001
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ekips Technologies, Inc.
710 Asp Ave., Suite 500 Norman, OK 73116
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Breath Alkanes in Bovine
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2007-33610-17979
Award Amount: $80,000.00
 

Abstract:

"This project will test the feasibility of a breath alkane as an indicator of respiratory health in bovine. Significant losses due to bovine respiratory disease (BRD) occur in the U.S. beef industry with estimated annual losses at $1 billion due to higher medical costs, decreased weight gain, lower quality meat and death. BRD is highly transmittable and accounts for approximately 75% of morbidity and 50% of mortality in feedlots. A rapid and sensitive diagnostic method for BRD is not currently available and none of the currently used methods of evaluating for respiratory disease are capable of early detection or mass screenings."

Principal Investigator:

Gina L. McMillen
4053078803
gmcmillen@ekipstech.com

Business Contact:

Chad B. Roller
VP Research
4053078803
cbroller@ekipstech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Ekips Technologies, Inc.
710 Asp Avenue, Suite 500 Norman, OK 73069

EIN/Tax ID: 731529893
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No