Recombinant ISA Virus Vaccine

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2004-33610-14785
Agency Tracking Number: 2003-00478
Amount: $296,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Maine BioTek, Inc.
P.O. Box 408, 259 Main Street, Winterport, ME, 04496
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sharon Clouthier
 (207) 223-4662
 sclouthier@hotmail.com
Business Contact
 Sharon Clouthier
Title: President
Phone: (207) 223-4662
Email: sclouthier@hotmail.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Infectious salmon anemia (ISA) virus is an emerging pathogen of farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). The virus is among the fish pathogens listed in the Aquatic Animal Health Code of the Office International des Epizooties (OIE). As such, ISA is a notifiable disease and compulsory eradication policies are enforced worldwide. Control measures, such as an efficacious vaccine, would reduce the viral load in farm sites and could form an integral component of adaptive management strategies for the protection and recovery of endangered Atlantic salmon in Maine, stock enhancement and continued productive commercial and recreational fisheries. The goal of this project is to develop a safe, efficacious and cost effective recombinant vaccine using ISA virus antigens that we have identified as contributing to immunoprotection and to enhance the efficacy of the vaccine through optimization of the dose, formulation and antigen combination.

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