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Novel Agrochemical Leads Derived from Molecular Fields

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88569
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2010-02166
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.2
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Novel Agrochemical Leads Derived from Molecular Fields
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $400,000.00
 

Abstract:

An estimated one-third of worldwide crop production is lost to pathogens including fungi. Despite advances in chemical control, the onset of resistance limits the utility of current fungicides. In addition, most pesticide research projects are terminated because of unattractive attributes of the lead chemical series, such as toxicity, manufacturing cost, or a crowded intellectual property landscape, which cannot be engineered out of the molecule. It is therefore desirable to identify alternate chemical scaffolds that retain the desired fungicidal spectrum and MOA while improving other characteristics. The proposed work is expected to result in a safe and efficacious fungicidal lead with a novel MOA that will be highly beneficial to growers, consumers, and the environment and economically attractive to commercial partners. Use of such a fungicide as part of an Integrated Pest Management program could replace older compounds with unfavorable environmental toxicity and prevent resistance development among newer fungicide classes.

Principal Investigator:

Michael J. Crawford
Director
3148128087
crawford@divergence.com

Business Contact:

Michelle Insco
Senior Director
3148128024
insco@divergence.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

DIVERGENCE, INC.
1005 N WARSON RD Saint Louis, MO 63132

EIN/Tax ID: 043650084
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No