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10 Mar 2020

SBIR Phase I: A Paradigm Shift in Vector Control: Targeted Larvicides


The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will be a significant improvement in the control of dangerous mosquitoes that transmit serious diseases to humans, including Zika fever, malaria, encephalitis, chikungunya, and dengue fever. 

This project aims to generate a novel larvicide directed against the larvae of harmful mosquitoes that live in water.

The technical objectives in this Phase I research project are focused on providing novel attractants for the aquatic larvae of Aedes aegypti and other harmful mosquitos, and combining these lures with a novel larvicide that will eradicate the targeted larvae without contaminating the water column with insecticide or harming non-target species. 

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2016 Dec - 2017 Nov

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Project number: 16485330
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