SBIR Phase I: Efficient Production of Broad Spectrum, Salt Tolerant, Antimicrobial Peptides for Controlling Diseases in Finfish and Shrimp Culture

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0420028
Agency Tracking Number: 0420028
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
11125 Flintkoe Avenue Suite J, San Diego, CA, 92121
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jon VanOlst
 (858) 452-5765
Business Contact
 Jon VanOlst
Phone: (858) 452-5765
Research Institution
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to develop a cost effective method for the synthesis and purification of antimicrobial peptides (AMP) that can be used to combat bacterial and viral diseases in aquaculture systems. The commercial application of this project will be significant in the area of aquaculture in light of a lack of effective disease treatments that are currently available. The discovery that fish and invertebrates themselves produce potent, broad-spectrum, AMPs may allow safer alternatives to chemical antibiotics for controlling diseases. High efficiency, low-cost, production of AMPs, coupled with their unique mode of killing action, may also allow development and application of new classes of natural antibiotics.

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