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SBIR Phase I: Enhancing the Bactericidal Activity of Copper: An Economically…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1214791
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
BC
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
AGILE SCIENCES, INC.
1791 Varsity Dr. RALEIGH, NC -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: SBIR Phase I: Enhancing the Bactericidal Activity of Copper: An Economically Viable Solution for Lowering Copper Usage Rates in Agriculture
Agency: NSF
Contract: 1214791
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project describes a cost-effective method for reducing the quantities of copper used for agricultural crop protection. Currently, millions of pounds of copper are being sprayed onto plants each year. This copper is released into the environment, resulting in contamination of soil and waterways and deleterious effects on the ecosystem. Furthermore, pathogens are becoming resistant to copper pesticides, necessitating even higher rates of copper usage. The scope of the proposed project is to optimize the structure of Agile Sciences? library of small, non-toxic organic compounds, to provide an economically viable solution for reducing the amount of copper released into the environment. The broader impact/commercial potential of this project includes both environmental and economic considerations. Bacterial pathogens are becoming increasingly resistant to copper, but farmers currently have few economically feasible alternatives. Agile?s compounds enhance the efficacy of copper treatments, so that the amount of copper released into the environment is substantially reduced.

Principal Investigator:

Samuel O. Reyes
9194573308
sreyes@agilesci.com

Business Contact:

Samuel O. Reyes
9194573308
sreyes@agilesci.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Agile Sciences Inc.
1791 Varsity Dr. Suite 150 Raleigh, NC 27606-2576

EIN/Tax ID: 208755458
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No