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FTLV AS A SMALL LABORATORY MODEL OF HIV

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
11056
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11056
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Idexx Corp.
100 Fore St Portland, ME 04101
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: FTLV AS A SMALL LABORATORY MODEL OF HIV
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $475,455.00
 

Abstract:

THE LONG-TERM OBJECTIVES OF THIS PROJECT ARE TO DEVELOP METHODOLOGIES AND A KNOWLEDGE BASE THAT WILL ENHANCE THE UTILIZATION OF FELINE T-CELL LYMPHOTROPIC LENTIVIRUS (FTLV) AS A SMALL-LABORATORY ANIMAL MODEL OF HIV. IN PHASE I, A FTLV ANTIGEN TEST WILL BE DEVELOPED THAT WILL AUGMENT EXISTING ANTIBODY TESTS AND PROVIDE VETERINARIANS AND RESEARCH SCIENTISTS WITH DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS TO MONITOR FTLV INFECTION. IT IS ALSO PLANNED TO BEGIN NUCLEIC ACID SEQUENCE ANALYSIS OF FTLV TO OBTAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE GENOMIC ORGANIZATION OF THIS VIRUS AND TO COMPARE THESE RESULTS WITHTHE KNOWN SEQUENCE OF HIV AND OTHER LENTIVIRUSES. THE FTLV MODEL POSSESSES ADVANTAGES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF DRUGS TO BLOCK LENTIVIRUS REPLICATION AND TO EVALUATE A PARTICULAR APPROACH IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF LENTIVIRUS VACCINES.

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Idexx Corp.
100 Fore St Portland, ME 04101

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