Cedar Rapids, IA, United States
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Agency: Department of Agriculture | Branch: | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase I | Award Amount: 99.91K | Year: 2014

Aquaculture is the fastest growing food-producing sector in the world and accounts forapproximately 50% of the seafood consumed throughout the world. However, the demand for farmraisedfish has pushed fish production densities to new limits and this has increased the incidenceand spread of disease. There have been very few drugs developed for treating and preventingdiseases in fish. We have discovered that a family of compounds called cyclodextrins (cyclicoligosaccharides) are extremely potent stimulators of the fish innate immune system and canprotect against lethal lipopolysaccharide challenge. We propose to use these compound asimmunomodulators to treat aquacultured fish in the diet to enhance their defense against pathogens.These compounds are stable and water-soluble and are classified by the FDA to be "GenerallyRecognized As Safe" as food additives. However, before developing this compound further, weneed to demonstrate that cyclodextrins can protect fish against a live pathogen challenge. Thus, theprimary objective of this proposal is to treat rainbow trout with a cyclodextrin-containing diet andthen challenge with a bacterial (Vibrio anguillarum) pathogen and determine the level ofprotection. Diamond V, a manufacturer of fermented products for a variety of purposes includingaquaculture, is developing a novel in-feed technology containing specific metabolites producedthrough a natural microbial fermentation processes. The research in the current proposal will helpDiamond V produce a novel product for enhancing fish health that contains CycloDextrins, whichare naturally occurring bacterial fermentation products.


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Research and Innovation Center Advancing animal science and technology Diamond Vs Research and Innovation Center (RIC), located on Kirkwood Colleges agriculture campus in Cedar Rapids, includes a state-of-the-art bioscience laboratory and a multi-species animal research facility. The RIC represents a precedent-setting partnership between education and industry that enables the college to expand enrollment in their veterinary technician and animal health programs ...


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Upcoming Events ADSA-ASAS Joint Annual Meeting What: American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Joint Annual Meeting When: July 19-23, 2016 Where: Salt Lake City, Utah JAM presents a diverse scientific program offering of more than 2,200 oral and poster presentations from scientists around the globe. Enjoy more than 40 symposia, workshops, and pre-conference events presented by the worlds leading animal and dairy scientists ...


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2016 Press Releases New Food Safety, Poultry Experts at Diamond V CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, USA (20 June 2016) Diamond V recently welcomed new members to its global poultry team. The expertise of Kevin Sheehan, Dr ...


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EMBRIA Health Sciences Live more healthy days Embria Health Sciences is a division of Diamond V focused on researching, developing. and manufacturing natural, science-based ingredients that support human wellness and vitality ...


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From our offices in Shenzhen, Diamond Vs team of experts serves customers throughout China. China Office Mr ...


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Upcoming Events Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting What: Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting When: July 11-14, 2016 Where: New Orleans, Louisiana Poultry Science Association (PSA) is a professional organization consisting of approximately 1,700 educators, scientists, extension specialists, industry researchers, administrators, producers, and college students who are committed to advancing the poultry industry. Since 1908, PSAs members have contributed through their research to the growth of the poultry industry and the development of safer and more nutritious food products for the consumer ...

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