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Company Information:

Name: RURAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Address: 1008 32ND AVENUE
BROOKINGS, SD 57006
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $183,869.00 2
SBIR Phase II $749,985.00 1
STTR Phase I $99,999.00 1
STTR Phase II $749,992.00 1

Award List:

Development of Bioassays for Prion Infectivity Using Human, Deer, or Elk Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: National Animal Disease Center
Principal Investigator: Kris Fairbanks, Director of Clinical Studies
Award Amount: $99,999.00
RI Contact: Adrianna D. Hewings
Abstract:
Originally believed to be due to a unique viral infection, it is now believed that prion diseases or Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs) are the result of a new, infectious protein (PrPSc). Definitive antemortem tests for TSEs are lacking, primarily due to an inability to expand the… More

Development of Bioassays for Prion Infectivity Using Human, Deer, or Elk Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: NATIONAL ANIMAL DISEASE CENTER
Principal Investigator: Chris Mateo, Manager, Operations
Award Amount: $749,992.00
RI Contact: Adrianna D. Hewings
Abstract:
The human infectivity of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is unclear. Current diagnostics rely upon post-mortem examination and late-term disease. Migratory B cells are emerging as likely candidates for blood-borne infectivity, and therefore, a logical target for sensitive antemortem diagnosis. We… More

The use of proteomics for surrogate markers of prion infection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Christopher Mateo, Operations Manager
Award Amount: $99,991.00
Abstract:
Prion diseases are unique, in that their exceptionally long incubation period makes it difficult to diagnose prior to end-stage disease. While many diagnostic assays for infectious diseases rely upon detection of specific immunity, prion diseases apparently provoke no detectable immune response. … More

The use of proteomics for surrogate markers of prion infection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Christopher Mateo, Operations Manager
Award Amount: $749,985.00
Abstract:
Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies are a new class of infectious diseases, as the causative agent appears to be an altered form of a normal cellular protein capable of self-replication. While these diseases originally gained attention as food-borne illnesses, it has become apparent that… More

Sensitive ImmunoPCR of Blood-Borne Prions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Elliot Stevens
Award Amount: $83,878.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies are a family of progressive, invariably fatal neurological disorders. Unlike more conventional infectious diseases, TSEs appear to be caused by a new family of infectious agents , a misfolded self protein (PrPd) capable… More