A Rapid Breath Test to Assess Bovine Respiratory Disease

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2005-33610-15571
Agency Tracking Number: 2005-00151
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Ekips Technologies, Inc.
710 Asp Ave., Suite 500, Norman, OK, 73069
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gina McMillen
 Veterinary Medical Director
 (405) 307-8803
Business Contact
 Gina McMillen
Title: Veterinary Medical Director
Phone: (405) 307-8803
Email: gmcmillen@ekipstech.com
Research Institution
Bovine Respiratory Disease is the most common illness among cattle arriving at feedlots and results in decreased weight gain, lower quality meat and death. BRD is highly transmittable and costs cattlemen more than all other diseases combined. A rapid and sensitive diagnostic method for BRD is not currently available. This project will utilize a state-of-art biomedical breath analysis sensor to assess the respiratory health of cattle. Our goal is to develop a method for identifying sick cattle on the basis of a known exhaled immune system biomarker.

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