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DNA PROBE TEST FOR PARATUBERCULOSIS (JOHNE'S DISEASE)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
10976
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10976
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Somatogenetics International
350 Interlocken Pkwy #100 Broomfield, CO 80020
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: DNA PROBE TEST FOR PARATUBERCULOSIS (JOHNE'S DISEASE)
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

PARATUBERCULOSIS (JOHNE'S DISEASE) IS AN IMPORTANT, CHRONIC,WASTING DISEASE OF RUMINANTS CAUSED BY MYCOBACTERIUM PARATUBERCULOSIS. ONE OF THE MAJOR PROBLEMS WITH PARATUBERCULOSIS IS THAT IT IS DIFFICULT TO DIAGNOSE UNTIL AVERT CLINICAL DISEASE DEVELOPS. ECONOMIC LOSSES MAY OCCUR, HOWEVER, EVEN IN CATTLE WITH SUBCLINICAL INFECTIONS. OUR APPROACH TO IMPROVING THE DIAGNOSIS OF THIS DISEASE IS TO DEVELOP A DNA PROBE TEST WHICH CAN BE USED TO DETECT M. PARATUBERCULOSIS. WE HAVE ISOLATED A 16S RIBOSOMAL RNA SEQUENCE SPECIFIC FOR M. PARATUBERCULOSIS AND M. AVIUM. AFTER OPTIMIZING CONDITIONS OF HYBRIDIZATION, WE WILL USE THIS PROBE ON RNA AND ON AMPLIFIED DNA FROM CLINICAL SPECIMENS. THE RECENTLY DEVELOPED POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION WILL BE USED TO AMPLIFY MYCOBACTERIAL 16S RIBOSOMAL RNA GENES. AT THE END OF PHASE I, WE WILL BE ABLE TO ASSESS THE FEASIBILITY OF USING A DIRECT PARATUBERCULOSIS DNA PROBE TEST ON CLINICAL SAMPLES.

Principal Investigator:

Steven A Shoemaker
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Somatogenetics International
350 Interlocken Pkwy #100 Broomfield, CO 80020

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