Location Funding Institution Principal Investigator(s)
Hawaii $50,000 University of Hawai’i at Mānoa and HDOA Jenee Odani, Ph.D. and Lei Yamasaki, Ph.D.

Overall Goal
To create a USDA-approved laboratory within one year to conduct testing for the seven current OIE-listed diseases (WSV, IHHNV, TSV, YHV, IMNV, NHP, and AHPND) and the eight additional diseases required for exporting live shrimp (MBV, HPV, MoV, EHP, LSNV, CMNV, BP and PvNV).

1. Hire and train a PCR technician within three months.
2. Develop and implement a Quality Management system for the laboratory’s activities within six months (required for USDA-approval).
3. Attain proficiency at performing PCR tests for the seven current OIE-listed shrimp pathogens and 8 other pathogens required to meet export demands within one year.
4. Provide fee-based services to Hawaii shrimp broodstock producers and achieve financial self-sufficiency within 18-months.