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Elimination of Pathogens from Livestock Using a Combination of Yucca Saponins…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
80924
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2006-00152
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sartec Corporation
617 Pierce Street Anoka, MN 55303
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Elimination of Pathogens from Livestock Using a Combination of Yucca Saponins and Sodium Chlorate
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2006-33610-16758
Award Amount: $80,000.00
 

Abstract:

Foodborne bacterial disease is a major health concern in the United States. Five major bacterial pathogens cause an annual $6.9 billion in medical costs and productivity losses. New effective technologies related to the decontamination of meat are especially needed. This project will target two specific pathogenic bacteria; E. coli. 0157:H7 and Salmonella. It has been discovered recently that sodium chlorate, as a solid or aqueous solution, is effective in the killing of entero-pathogenic bacteria. The mechanism of chlorate killing these pathogens is thought to be that they contain an enzyme known as respiratory nitrate reductase that converts chlorate to chlorite, which kills the harmful bacteria. However, the use of sodium chlorate is less successful in the rumen likely due to the presence of protozoa, which are known to harbor bacteria and protect them from chemical bactericides. We propose to first isolate pure components from Yucca schidigera extract and then use them in combination with sodium chlorate to reduce or eliminate pathogenic bacteria from ruminant animals. It is anticipated that the use of Yucca schidigera extract and its purified fractions at a sufficient concentration will allow for defaunation of ruminants thereby enhancing animal production efficiency and health.

Principal Investigator:

Bingwen Yan
Project Director, Sr. Research Scientist
8004727832
benyan@sartec.com

Business Contact:

Larry C. McNeff
President
7634211072
larrym8187@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SarTec Corporation
617 Pierce Street Anoka, MN 55303

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