Location Funding Institution Principal Investigator(s)
Hawaii $193,000 University of Arizona, University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Hawaii Aquaculture Development Program D.V. Lightner and T.A. Bell
  1. Define significant disease problems of penaeid shrimp rearing facilities and in particular those diseases that appear to be potentially treatable.
  2. Identify and test likely drugs and/or chemotherapeutants for the treatment of disorders or syndromes, previously defined (in #1 above) as potentially treatable. Additional criteria for the selection of candidate compounds will be: reported efficacy, industry sponsor interest, and potential for government approval under current Federal regulations.
  3. In cooperation with an industry sponsor(s), obtain approval for the selected compound(s) from the appropriate Federal government agency.
  4. Perform studies that will identify and lead to the approval of one or more orally administered (via bioencapsulated and prepared feeds) antibacterial therapeutants.