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A New Generation of Anti-viral Vaccines for Aquaculture Using Nanotechnology

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
62009
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2003-70
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ProFishent, Inc.
17806 NE 26TH ST Redmond, WA 98052-5848
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: A New Generation of Anti-viral Vaccines for Aquaculture Using Nanotechnology
Agency: DOC
Contract: DG133R-03-CN-0054
Award Amount: $49,820.00
 

Abstract:

This innovative Phase 1 project will test the feasibility of using the science of nanotechnology and emulsion chemistry to produce nanoparticles in a matrix to greatly enhance the immunogenicity of inactivated viruses. This new approach promises to have direct application to the development of potent cost-effective anti-viral vaccines for aquatic animals. These novel formulations should stimulate protective humoral and cellular immune responses by targeting antigen presenting cells. Infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus (IHNV) and infectious salmon anemia virus (ISAV) will be used as model organisms to assess the binding and initial potency of these complex viral carriers. Emphasis will be placed on creating nanoparticles with high affinities to viral particles, followed by a comparison of antibody response kinetics and possible side effects in rainbow trout

Principal Investigator:

David B. Powell
Vice President
4258819244
davidp@profishent.com

Business Contact:

Roger C. Palm
President
2063228362
rogerp@profishent.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Profishent, Inc.
17806 N.E. 26th Street Redmond, WA 98052

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