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Lenoir Scientist Wins Major International Scientific Competition with CRISPR and Nanocapsules
Former NASA Scholar/Scientist Leads the Way in Bioremediation Using Nanotechnology and CRISPR gene technology to Deliver 'Kill-Shot' with Microencapsulated CBD and DNAr to Transfect Zebra and Quagga Mussels
By: RMANNCO Inc.
The Bureau of Reclamation's 'Grand Challenge' ended abruptly the week of May 5, 2018 without any winners being named. According to Sherri Pucherelli, Administrator of the invasive species eradication initiative at the Bureau of Reclamation, "BR has no plans to move into Phase II". Dr. Resnick's submission can be viewed at NASA's Invent the Future Contest page at https://t.co/
In March, 2018, a technical challenge was posted on Innocentive.com's web portal at www.innocentive.com/
According to Ms. Mann, Dr. Resnick received notification from the staff at Innocentive .com on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 that his proposal had been chosen by the Sponsors of the Australian Non-Native Species Challenge as the grand prize winner. Subsequently, Mann said that Dr. Resnick informed Ms. Pucherelli of BR that his proposal, which was similar to that submitted to BLM/BR, had been designated the grand prize winner. Ms. Pucharelli was quick to offer congratulations in an email to Dr. Resnick and his team.
In the interim, Ms. Mann said that plans are in motion to finalize the development, certification and testing of the new bioremediation products starting in September 2018 at Washington State University's Puyallup Conservation Center, in Puyallup, WA, the Pullman Research Center in Olympia, WA and at the University of Sarajevo in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Additional studies and field trials will be carried out under the direction of Mr. Andrej' Gajic, M.S., Director of the Shark Lab located on the island of Malta. Field trials are slated to be carried out over a three-month period in the Adriatic, the Aegean and the Mediterranean Seas. Dr. Resnick said, "We'll be doing the bulk of the genetic work to finalize the formulation of what I call, 'the magic bullet' at the Puyallup, and Pullman facilities at WSU. The 'magic bullet' is a nanocapsule carrying a specific DNA snippet to accomplish 'transfection' in vivo. I'll be working directly with Dr. John Stark in the Department of Ecotoxicology and will coordinate efforts between the respective entities, e.g., with the Shark Lab and Mr. Gajic, while functioning as a Visiting Professor of Marine Biotechnology in the Institute for Veterinary Sciences at the University of Sarajevo in Bosnia-Herzegovina…
Mann said, "The initial R&D for all the products was carried out at RMANNCO's HQ and lab in Lenoir, NC and that Cannabinoids are permitted for use as a bioremediation agent as listed in the Bureau of Reclamation's Technical Memorandum, No. MERL-2011-46.
Dr. Resnick, who holds a Ph.D. in the areas of Bioremedation and Biodefense, recognized the significance of utilizing cannabinoids as a 'green sustainable technology' and undertook development of the new class of bioremediation products in early 2016 after leaving his position as Principal Research Fellow at the Institute of Marine Biotechnology at University Malaysia Terrengganu and returning to the USA.
In the late 1980's while working with NASA, Dr. Resnick invented a way to create tiny balls, called, 'microspheres' in space see: https://spinoff.nasa.gov/
Mann concluded stating that RMANNCO looks forward to facilitating technology transfers with stakeholders in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Canada and Japan. Mann said, "RMANNCO is in the process of filing additional US and Foreign Patents regarding the technology and welcomes inquiries from potential collaborators or potential licensees.'
For additional information contact Joyce Mann at RMANNCO, Inc.
Joyce M. Mann, CEO