Interactive CD Guide for Food-Borne Fungal Indentification

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$131,940.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
2006-33610-17327
Award Id:
72587
Agency Tracking Number:
2005-00253
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
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Emilia Rico
CEO/President
(865) 558-6819
emirico@msn.com
Business Contact:
Shawn Johnson
Vice President
(865) 558-6819
universalsani@msn.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
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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