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Tracheo-bronchial Sampling Device
Summary: ISU researchers have developed an effective sampling device to collect tracheo-bronchial mucus from pigs to be used for PCR detection of pathogens such as Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae.Description: Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae is a bacterium that causes porcine enzootic pneumonia, a highly contagious pneumonia in pigs which can lead to significant herd...
Published: 6/21/2019
Category(s): Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine
Laser Enrichment Device for Poultry
Summary: An invention where a laser device is used to stimulate the natural predatory and visual oriented instincts of poultry to hunt and chase bugs or other small moving objects. This is a better enrichment option for poultry producers to comply with guidelines to improve poultry health and welfare.Description: Current enrichment options to comply...
Published: 5/3/2019
Category(s): Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine
Codon optimized nls-Mad7-nls for targeted double-strand breaks in vertebrates
Summary: This disclosure relates to vectors carrying a modified MAD7 gene optimized for high expression in vertebrates, including  zebrafish and human cells. Description: Mad7 is a novel RNA-guided nuclease described by Inscripta with high potential for gene editing.  To our knowledge, there are no published reports of Mad7 nuclease activity in vertebrate...
Published: 5/2/2019
Category(s): Agriculture, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Veterinary Medicine
Influenza Nanovaccine
Summary: ISU researchers have developed an intranasally administered biocompatible polyanhydride nanoparticle-based influenza A virus (IAV) vaccine (IAV-nanovax) capable of providing robust protection against subsequent homologous and heterologous IAV infections.Description: IAV is a major cause of respiratory illness worldwide and typically responsible...
Published: 4/30/2019
Category(s): Life Sciences, Healthcare, Veterinary Medicine
Smart Contact Lens for Intraocular Pressure Monitoring, Drug Release and Disease Biomarker Detection
Summary: Our contributors demonstrated a new type of contact lens for an optical monitoring of intraocular pressure (IOP) in real-time, drug delivery and disease biomarker detection.Description: Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Elevated Intraocular pressure (IOP) is the primary known risk factor for glaucoma nerve damage...
Published: 4/11/2019
Category(s): Healthcare, Medical Devices, Sensors & Controls, Veterinary Medicine
Isolation and Characterization of Porcine Sapelovirus Strain US/ISU26908B/18
Summary: This disclosure isolated a novel porcine sapelovirus (PSV) from a swine spinal cord sample. Description: Porcine Sapelovirus (PSV) is an emerging cause of atyptical neurological disease in swine resulting commonly in a herd mortality of 1-3%, and occasionally up to 10% on affected farms. Currently there is no purified cell-adapted PSV virus...
Published: 2/25/2019
Category(s): Healthcare, Life Sciences, Veterinary Medicine
Genetic Elements in Enterococcus spp. to Produce Dopamine
Summary: This disclosure provides a biotechnological approach to produce dopamine as well as a method to screen for probiotics. Description: In this disclosure, ISU researchers report the identification of a Enterococcus spp tyrosine decarboxylase gene and other genomic regions for the production of dopamine. Dopamine is a mammalian neurotransmitter...
Published: 1/28/2019
Category(s): Healthcare, Life Sciences, Veterinary Medicine
Chimeric M. hyorhinis polyprotein for vaccines and diagnostics
Summary: An Enzyme Linked Immuno Assay (ELISA) has been developed to detect Mycoplasma hyorhinis (MHR) a bacteria commonly found in the respiratory tracts on pigs and an occasional cause of polyarthritis and polyserositis in young pigs. The MHR ELISA is able to detect simultaneously, and under the same assay conditions, IgG and IgA antibodies in serum...
Published: 4/2/2018
Category(s): Life Sciences, Veterinary Medicine
Probiotic treatment of gut inflammation
Summary: A screening methodology to identify potentially beneficial probiotic strains and strains identified using such methodology. Stage1.png Development Stage: Description: Probiotics are live organisms that confer beneficial health effects to human and animals. The use of probiotics to treat gut inflammation is widespread and has been ongoing...
Published: 8/9/2017
Category(s): Healthcare, Life Sciences, Veterinary Medicine
Novel anthelmintic drugs
Summary: This invention includes two new anthelmintic compounds. The compounds are (S)-5-ethynyl-anabasine and (S)-5-bromoanabasine. These compounds are both derivatives of the nicotine molecule and are agonists of a nicotinic ACh receptor. This invention may take advantage of the large market for animal parasiticides and the lack of existing patented...
Published: 5/24/2017
Category(s): Healthcare, Life Sciences, Veterinary Medicine
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