Immunity to Flavobacterium Psychrophilium Antigens and Development of a Coldwater Disease (CWD) Vaccine

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2003-33610-13945
Agency Tracking Number: 2003-04084
Amount: $296,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
P. O. Box 712, Buhl, ID, 83316
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Scott LaPatra
 Director of R&D
 (208) 543-3456
Business Contact
 John MacMillan
Title: Vice President, Research & Environmental
Phone: (208) 543-3456
Research Institution
NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Economic impacts due to coldwater disease (CWD) have dramatically increased in recent years at public and private aquaculture facilities and CWD is the number one disese problem in the commercial rainbow trout industry in Idaho. In the United States, antibiotics available for the therapeutic treatment of fish with this disease are very limited and not expected to increase. Vaccination against this disease would provide the most benefit to aquaculturists through prevention of epizootics and a subsequent decrease in the need for antibiotic treatment. The Phase II studies are essential to provide a better understanding of the undrlying mechanism(s) involved in a protective immune response against Flavobacterium psychrophilum. This work will provide the foundation for the development and commercialization of a vaccine against CWD in Phase III.

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