FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists from the United States and other nations including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Myanmar, the Philippines and Indonesia are meeting Saturday through Wednesday, July 25 through 29, 2009 at Flagstaff's Radisson Woodlands Hotel to share research findings that will determine the future emphasis for humane animal population management worldwide.
On Sunday morning, Mayor Sara Presler will welcome those in attendance to Flagstaff, the city of innovation, where SenesTech was founded in 2002 by Drs. Loretta Mayer and Cheryl Dyer. Along with Dr. Lyn Hinds, the Senior Principal Research Scientist of the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and other prominent guests, Drs. Mayer and Dyer will present and lead group sessions through the Chemical Acceleration of Ovarian Senescence symposium, which will end Wednesday in a plenary session that will determine the research goals for the coming year.
SenesTech is grateful to the City of Flagstaff, Arizona for its support during the past seven years. "The City of Flagstaff, through its incubator program at the Northern Arizona Center for Emerging Technologies has allowed us to follow the Arizona Biotechnology Road Map from the Arizona universities to technology transfer and onto the road to commercialization" said Everett Hale, CEO for SenesTech. "The partnerships SenesTech has formed throughout the globe have helped this exciting technology reach countries that are in desperate need of a solution to rodent population management to provide sustainable food supplies to millions."
The company is currently applying their revolutionary technology to the control of the Southeast Asian rice rat in order to increase rice production. It is projected that the application of SenesTech's product, ContraPest, will result in food for at least an additional 380 million people annually within three years. In addition, SenesTech is also developing a product called ChemSpay that will address the management of the overpopulation of homeless companion pets, as well as, feral dogs and cats. People in places like India and Russia die from bites by feral rabid animals every thirty seconds and currently use poison to control those feral populations. "ChemSpay is a more humane and sensible way to manage these populations without killing," said Dr. Loretta Mayer, Chief Scientific Officer for SenesTech.
SenesTech is a platform biotechnology company headquartered in Flagstaff, Arizona and specializes in humane animal population management.
|SOURCE SenesTech, Inc.|
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