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Automated System for Detection and Removal of Non-viable Poultry Eggs

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
55113
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2001-03219
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Embrex
1040 Swabia Court Durham, NC 27703
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Automated System for Detection and Removal of Non-viable Poultry Eggs
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2001-33610-11082
Award Amount: $247,832.00
 

Abstract:

There is a need in the poultry industry for an automated system that will reliably discriminate between live and dead eggs during incubation to allow removal of all dead and infertile eggs prior to egg inoculation and hatching. The incubation of dead, contaminated eggs can contaminate incubators and in ovo injection systems and spread disease agent to other eggs. Removing nonviable eggs improves the operation of conventional incubators by increasing the number of live eggs per incubators and protecting hatchlings from exposure to the pathogens in rotten eggs. A Thermal Candling System combines information from conventional opacity candling with egg temperature data to select live eggs both faster and more accurately than current manual or automatic systems used by the poultry industry. Commercial Thermal Candlers will be marketed as stand-alone devices and as an integral part of an in ovo vaccination

Principal Investigator:

John Hebrank
9199415185
jhebrank@embrex.com

Business Contact:

Brian Hrudka
VP Global Commercial Development
9199415185
bhrudka@embrex.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Embrex, Inc.
P. O. Box 13989 Research Triangle, NC 27709

EIN/Tax ID: 561469825
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No