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SBIR Phase I: Novel Advanced Nematicides with Improved Efficacy and Safety

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
98797
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0944853
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
CT.
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Divergence, Inc.
893 North Warson Road Saint Louis, MO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: SBIR Phase I: Novel Advanced Nematicides with Improved Efficacy and Safety
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0944853
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR Phase I project will develop novel nematicides using proprietary chemical design and screening methods. The project will first design, prioritize, and synthesize a set of entirely novel molecules. The project will then evaluate compounds for activity in multiple biological assays with parasitic nematodes and plants. Promising scaffolds will be prioritized for further development in Phase II including assessment of toxicity, manufacturing cost, and additional synthetic opportunities. The broader/commercial impact of the project will be to protect crops against nematodes which result in significant benefit to growers and the environment. The potential value to Divergence is very large, with the current nematicide market of $1 billion under representing the actual value that could be generated. REsulting effective nematicides with superior safety to current prodicts will be of immediate benefit to growers, consumers, and the environment.

Principal Investigator:

Urszula Slomczynska
MEE
3148128024
slomczynska@divergence.com

Business Contact:

Urszula Slomczynska
MEE
3148128024
slomczynska@divergence.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Divergence
1005 North Warson Road Suite 401 Saint Louis, MO 63132

EIN/Tax ID: 431804387
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No