Nanotechnology Systems to Prevent Disease and Improve Healing of Aquatic Animals

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Amount:
$88,534.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
DG133R06CN0163
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
NOAA-2006-1
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2006
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
NOAA 06-36
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.1.11
Small Business Information
ProFishent, Inc.
17806 NE 26th Street, Redmond, WA, 98052
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 David Powell
 Vice President, R & D
 (425) 883-9896
 davidp@profishent.com
Business Contact
 Robert Palm
Title: President
Phone: (425) 883-9896
Email: rogerp@profishent.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Netting, tagging, and/or vaccination of shrimp or fish often result in increased stress and infections caused by opportunistic pathogens. Damaged epidermis or cuticle provides a portal of entry to potentially deadly infective agents that bind preferentially to injured cells. Recent advances in nanotechnology and computer-assisted scanning instrumentation now make it possible to quantify progress toward developing economical, nanoparticle-based systems that effectively treat handling-associated skin lesions.

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