Visikol awarded $225,000 National Science Foundation SBIR Grant
In mid-June the team was awarded an NSF Phase I SBIR grant to develop its skeletal visualization technology platform for developmental and reproductive toxicology (DART) studies. There are over $1 billion worth of DART studies conducted every year to ensure that new chemicals going to market do not have adverse developmental consequences. A major bottle neck in these studies is the processing of animals for skeletal visualization which takes 14 to 21 days. The team has developed a novel approach to process animals for skeletal visualization called Visikol® TOX which cuts this time down to as few as 2 days. In the process, the Visikol® TOX approach reduces oversight and allows contract research organizations (CRO’s) to conduct 30% more DART studies per year.