Grant: $732,089 - National Institutes of Health - Sep. 5, 2009
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Award Description: The objective of this proposal is to establish at the Caribbean Primate Research Center ??CPRC?? a new specific pathogen –free ??SPF?? colony of Indian?origin rhesus macaques to help meet National demand for these animals. The founding stock of this colony will be donated by the Center and will consist of approximately of 225 SPF animals. These animals will be housed in reproduction corncribs, will be quarterly tested for the presence of 4 target viruses ??STLV?1, SRV, SIV and Herpes B?? and typed for MHC class I and II alleles. At the end of these two years, the new SPF colony will produce an estimated offspring of about 32 SPF animals. After year 4, it is estimated that the output of this colony will be of no less than 108 SPF macaques/year .This supplement will offer new job opportunities at the CPRC and at different research units which require the use of SPF macaques to start new projects . It will also allow CPRC to continue to make significant contributions to AIDS and to other biomedical research programs by making available high quality MHC typed ?SPF rhesus monkeys to NIHsponsored projects. RELEVANCE
Project Description: This suplement will advance the objectives of the of our U42 RR01602 parent grant by increasing the availability of SPF rhesus macaques, a critical research resource needed to start and develop scientific projects that, in turn, will expand the available portfolio of PHS-supported translational research programs. To accomplish this two year program CPRC will need to hire new personnel (as described below) and purchase needed equipment and supplies. Thus, resources created by this supplement will not only help fund new research projects, but they will also stimulate the local as well as the national economy by hiring new personnel and by purchasing new equipment and supplies from mainland suppliers. Thus, the new resources that will be made available by this supplement will have a research and economic impact both at local and at national settings.
Jobs Summary: No jobs created in this Quarter (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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