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PHEROMONE/ACARICIDE MATRIX CONTROLS LYME DISEASE VECTOR

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 2R44AI047513-02
Agency Tracking Number: AI047513
Amount: $0.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2002
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
IPM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 4134 N VANCOUVER AVE, STE 105
PORTLAND, OR 97217
United States
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 JOHN MCLAUGHLIN
 (503) 288-2493
 JRMC12@AOL.COM
Business Contact
 PHILIPP KIRSCH
Phone: (503) 288-2493
Email: SEMIOCHEM@AOL.COM
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

IPM Technologies, Inc. will produce a formulation that will attract and kill nymphs and adults of the deer tick, Ixodes scapularis in the laboratory and in field trials. The target species, blacklegged tick transmits Lyme disease, two kinds of ehrlichiosis, and human babesiosis in the U.S. The project will identify specific active chemicals, optimize their formulation, screen for activity against additional target vectors, establish field trials, engineer application technology, and begin the process of EPA registration. The identity of the assembly pheromone of the tick will be confirmed and used to aggregate ticks that are attracted by host or tick related compounds formulated with an acaricide into a patented, EPA-registered bait matrix. Very low rates of insecticide will be required to achieve control, as the ticks will aggregate at the bait. Minimal toxicity enables bait application to areas of high human activity and sensitive ecosystems. This product shows great commercial potential due to the civilian and military medical importance of tick-borne disease and present limitations in tick management options.

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