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Company Information:

Company Name: APL Sciences, Inc.
City: Gainesville
State: FL
Zip+4: 32606
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (352) 376-9762

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $219,468.00 4
SBIR Phase II $592,000.00 2

Award List:

Authentication of Canned Crabmeat by Species-Discriminating PCR-Based Diagnostic

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: LeeAnn Applewhite
Award Amount: $69,960.00
Abstract:
Species identification of blue crabmeat is necessary for the detection of inappropriately labeled products. Atlantic blue crab is the most valuable crab industry in the United States. Due to its high cost, popularity and demand Atlantic blue crab meat is susceptible to substitition using less… More

Species Identification of Catfish by a Discriminating PCR-Based Diagnostic

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: LeeAnn Applewhite, Vice President
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Species identification of catfish is necessary for the detection of inappropriately labeled products. U.S. farmed Channel catfish has ranked fifth among the top consumed fishery products since 1999. Due to its high value and immense popularity the Channel catfish is… More

Species Identification of Canned Crabmeat by a Discriminating PCR-Based Diagnostic

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: LeeAnn Applewhite, Vice President
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Due to its high cost, popularity and demand, Atlantic blue crab meat is susceptible to substitution using less valuable, imported crab species. There are no diagnostic tests available to distinguish pasteurized crab meat samples. The purpose of this project is to develop,… More

Species Identification of Canned Crabmeat by a Discriminating PCR-Based Diagnostic

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: LeeAnn Applewhite, Vice President
Award Amount: $296,000.00
Abstract:
NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Due to its high cost, popularity and demand, Atlantic blue crab meat is susceptible to substitution using less valuable, imported crab species. There are no diagnostic tests available to distinguish pasteurized crab meat samples. The purpose of this project is to develop,… More

Species Authentication of Catfish Using Protein and DNA Based Diagnostics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: LeeAnn Applewhite
Award Amount: $296,000.00
Abstract:
A.Imported fish of lesser value and quality are being substituted in the U.S. market for domestic channel catfish. Visually, the imported fillets can not be distinguished from U.S. channel catfish. B.Traditional protein banding techniques (isoelectric focusing) for species identification are not… More

Development of a PCR-Based Identification System for Distinguishing Tuna Species

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: LeeAnn Applewhite, Vice President
Award Amount: $74,508.00
Abstract:
Global market demands for fresh tuna products have resulted in increased pressure on tuna fisheries worldwide. As a result, consumer driven market pressures have created significant commercial importance in the U.S. market for certain high-value tuna species. Domestic tuna harvests and harvests by… More