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Development of Manufacturing Technology for the Practical Application of…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12-2-081
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.2.3F
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Zeigler Bros, Inc.
PO Box 95 Gardners, PA 17324-0095
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Development of Manufacturing Technology for the Practical Application of Specialized and Environmentally Sensitive Nutrients, Enzymes, Immune-Stimulating Compounds and Biologics to Aquafeeds
Agency / Branch: DOC / NOAA
Contract: WC-133R-13-CN-0110
Award Amount: $397,510.08
 

Abstract:

In an effort to support the development of a domestic marine aquaculture industry, Zeigler Bros. Inc., (ZBI) proposes to continue its Phase I research by demonstrating the ability to scale up inclusion particle (IP) manufacturing. During Phase II ZBI will also demonstrate the efficacy of IOs for orally delivering phytase and probiotics to marine finfish. These efforts will directly address the primary limiting factors of the development of a domestic marine aquaculture industry; nutrient utilization, pollution, and disease management. During Phase I ZBI did demonstrate the efficacy of a feed-based anti-viral delivery platform, significantly improving survivability of pacific white legged shrimp (Panaeus vannamel) when challenged with White Spot Syndrome Virus with lab-scale production. The next logical step is to transition into a manufacturing project, adapting the laboratory techniques and equipment into a R&D prototype inclusion particle production line (IPPL) capable of manufacturing larger batches of IPs and flexible enough to allow for multiple test molecules, such as phytase, probiotics or anti-virals. ZBI proposes to develop the prototype manufacturing line, train employees to operate the line, manufacture multiple IP formulations containing anti-virals, phytase and probiotics separately, and manufacture complete feeds to be used in validation studies with marine aquaculture animals.

Principal Investigator:

Matt Zeigler
Vice President of Operations
(717) 677-6181
matt.zeigler@zeiglerfeed.com

Business Contact:

Matt Zeigler
Small Business Information at Submission:

Zeigler Bros, Inc.
PO Box 95 Gardners, PA 17324-0095

EIN/Tax ID: 231321071
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No