Navigation Links
Harrisvaccines Awarded National Institute of Food and Agriculture Grant for Swine Disease Research
Date:10/1/2013

AMES, Iowa, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ames, Iowa-based vaccine producer, Harrisvaccines, today announced it has been awarded a grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) for Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) research. This project is supported by Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Grant no. 2013-67015-21307 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

The grant, titled Proteomics-defined Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus Immunoproteome, will be a two-year project, beginning on October 1, 2013. Dr. Mark Mogler, Head of Research for Harrisvaccines, and Dr. Kurt Kamrud collaborated in achieving the grant with Dr. Manohar John of PathoVacs. Dr. Mogler will be serving as Project Director.

The basic research project will focus on a new way of looking for protective determinants of the PRRS virus. Harrisvaccines will be generating protein fragment libraries of PRRSV strains and the PRRSV protein fragment libraries will be screened using innovative technology developed by their collaborator on the project, Dr. John.

"Dr. John has a novel technology that allows him to screen thousands of antigens at a time," said Dr. Mogler. "This will be very beneficial, because rather than looking at only one antigen at a time, we will be able to look at tens of thousands simultaneously."

During the first year of the project, Harrisvaccines will be generating the fragments and creating fragment libraries for screening; screening will also be done during the first year. The second year of the project will mainly consist of data analysis and confirmatory testing.

At the end of the two years, Dr. Mogler is confident that Harrisvaccines will be able to characterize the immune response to PRRSV proteins by identifying reactive sites that otherwise, would not have been found.

"Ideally we would find a sequence, or a set of sequences, that are found across all PRRSV strains. We could then use these to make a more effective PRRSV vaccine," Dr. Mogler explained.

About Harrisvaccines

Headquartered in Ames, Iowa, Harrisvaccines focuses on revolutionizing animal health vaccines and enhancing productivity in the swine, cattle, equine, and farmed aquaculture industries. Using state-of-the-art advanced molecular science, Harrisvaccines employs their unique SirraVax(SM) RNA Particle (RP) technology platform to develop rapid-response, herd-specific products for animal diseases. To learn more about Harrisvaccines, visit www.harrisvaccines.com.

About PathoVacs

PathoVacs Incorporated is an early stage Biotechnology Company based in Ames, IA. The Company is based on a highly innovative proteome mining platform for novel protein antigen discovery for development of broadly protective/universal subunit vaccines against infectious agents that cause diseases in humans, livestock and poultry.  


'/>"/>
SOURCE Harrisvaccines
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Lpath Awarded NIH SBIR Grant for Lpathomab
2. Rudolf Kingslake Medal Awarded by SPIE for TNO Paper on Color Image Fusion for Night-Vision Applications
3. Genia Technologies, Columbia University, and Harvard University Awarded $5.25 Million Grant from NIH to Accelerate the Development of NanoTag DNA Sequencing Technology
4. Rhythm Awarded $1.35 Million from The Michael J. Fox Foundation to Advance Clinical Development of RM-131 for Refractory Constipation in Parkinsons Disease
5. VolitionRx-led Consortium Awarded euro 780 000 ($1M approx.) Eurostars Grant
6. Fumio Hirakawa has been awarded with the notable Golden A' Design Award
7. Curemark Awarded New Patent For Treatment Of Drug And Alcohol Addiction
8. VG Energy Chief Scientist Awarded $200,000 AgriLife Grant to Study Lipid Secretion
9. Boehringer Laboratories LLC Awarded HPG Contract for Clinical Suction Regulators
10. ConfometRx Awarded Patent on GPCRs that Contain a Stabilizing IC2 Fusion Protein
11. Puritan Awarded New Canadian Patent for PurFlock® Ultra Flocked Swab
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/26/2016)... , May 26, 2016 Despite ... see value in this space. Today,s pre-market research on ActiveWallSt.com ... Radius Health Inc. (NASDAQ: RDUS ), Cerus Corp. ... ARWR ), and Five Prime Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: ... technical briefings at: http://www.activewallst.com/ ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... , ... May 25, 2016 , ... ... a Thai delegation at BIO 2016 in San Francisco. Located at booth number ... be available to answer questions and discuss the Thai biotechnology and life sciences ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... WEDI, the nation’s leading authority ... announced that Charles W. Stellar has been named by the WEDI Board of Directors ... 2016. As an executive leader with more than 35 years of experience in healthcare, ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2016 , ... Last ... planning for corporate executives and entrepreneurs, held The Future of San Diego Life Science ... the San Diego life science community attended the event with speakers Dr. Rich Heyman, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:5/16/2016)... 2016   EyeLock LLC , a market leader ... of an IoT Center of Excellence in ... development of embedded iris biometric applications. EyeLock,s ... and security with unmatched biometric accuracy, making it the ... DNA. EyeLock,s platform uses video technology to deliver a ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... First quarter 2016:   , Revenues amounted ... quarter of 2015 The gross margin was 49% (27) ... the operating margin was 40% (-13) Earnings per share ... operations was SEK 249.9 M (21.2) , Outlook   ... M. The operating margin for 2016 is estimated to ...
(Date:4/15/2016)... , April 15, 2016 ... the,  "Global Gait Biometrics Market 2016-2020,"  report to ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160330/349511LOGO ) , ,The global gait biometrics ... of 13.98% during the period 2016-2020. ... angles, which can be used to compute factors ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):