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SBIR Phase II: A Gene Targeting System for Plants

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
63333
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0319602
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Phytodyne, Inc.
2711 South Loop Drive Ames, IA 50010
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: SBIR Phase II: A Gene Targeting System for Plants
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0422159
Award Amount: $499,999.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project will develop a non-transgenic approach for genetic improvement of crops by using a zinc-finger nuclease strategy for homologous recombination in plants and a strategy for selection of non-selectable phenotypes. The commercial application of this project will be to enable the production of new crop varieties, including those that better withstand pests, have enhanced food value, and produce compounds of industrial importance. The proposed approach is expected to produce genetically modified (GM) plants requiring less regulatory oversight than existing technologies for plant genetic engineering, facilitating faster and less expensive marketing of GM plants.

Principal Investigator:

David Wright
PI
5152965513
leafstedt@phytodyne-inc.com

Business Contact:

David Wright
5152965513
wright@phytodyne-inc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Phytodyne, Inc.
2711 South Loop Drive Ames, IA 50010

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