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Development of IMNV Resistant Heritable Transgenic Litopenaeus vannamei

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2013-00339
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.7
Solicitation Number:
USDA-NIFA-SBIR-003848
Small Business Information
TRANSGENADA ENTERPRISES, INC
5916 E ENROSE Mesa, AZ 85205-5840
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Development of IMNV Resistant Heritable Transgenic Litopenaeus vannamei
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2013-00339
Award Amount: $95,350.00
 

Abstract:

Aquaculture stands as a potential solution for the long-term production of animal protein worldwide and is reported to achieve some of the highest feed-to-protein conversion ratios when compared to poultry, cattle, and pig farming. The shrimp aquaculture specifically, suffers from periodic and devastating disease outbreaks that continually limit crop yields. This effect stifles the development and reliability of this industry. The recently emerged shrimp virus, Infectious Myonecrosis Virus (IMNV) is of great concern for the shrimp industry as it results in large crop losses (greater than $100-200 million in traceable losses), and no significant effective control or resistance measures have been developed. This grant proposal aims to establish a new technological solution by means of heritable transgenic shrimp. The proposed heritable transgenic technology will enable the delivery of virus resistance traits into a cultured shrimp species, L. vannamei. Third party investigators will determine the effectiveness of the introduced resistance. The application of heritable transgenic viral resistant strains of shrimp will reduce the necessity of molecular viral screening, improve the predictability of crop yield, and contribute to a reduction of the transmission of viruses.

Principal Investigator:

Jeremy E. Ellis
CEO and Head Scientist
480-719-0362
info@transgenada.com

Business Contact:

Jeremy E. Ellis
CEO and Head Scientist
480-719-0362
info@transgenada.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TRANSGENADA ENTERPRISES, INC
5916 E ENROSE Mesa, AZ 85205-5840

EIN/Tax ID: 454840647
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No