Interactive CD Guide for Food-Borne Fungal Indentification

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2006-33610-17327
Agency Tracking Number: 2005-00253
Amount: $131,940.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
P. O. Box 50305, Knoxville, TN, 37950
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Emilia Rico
 (865) 558-6819
Business Contact
 Shawn Johnson
Title: Vice President
Phone: (865) 558-6819
Research Institution
Although good textbooks on food mycology are available, a clear need exists for simpler and more visual identification systems. Because of ease of manufacture and use, interactive potential and ability to display color pictures, the CD is the ideal medium for such a system. However nothing of this sort is available. The proposed project aims to produce an interactive CD for the identification of food-borne fungi for use by industry personnel and consulting laboratories. The CD will be aimed not so much at mycologists, but at food bacteriologists, who have excellent training in microbiological techniques, but lack specialist knowledge of food mycology.

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