News from ISCA on Integrated Pest Management

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August 24, 2017

Fatal attractions for disease-carrying mosquitoes

Mosquitoes, mostly through the transmission of malaria, are the deadliest animals on Earth, claiming hundreds of thousands of lives each year. A Riverside, Calif., biotech firm is working on several innovations to stop outbreaks of malaria-spreading mosquitoes before they occur. One exploits the mosquito’s hunger for nectar to attract and kill them before they suck […]

September 14, 2016

Small Business Innovation Research (STTR) Success!: ISCA Technologies

With over 88 million acres of pine trees devastated in North America by the mountain pine beetle. ISCA Technologies developed a non-toxic means to keep the critters away from endangered trees… Continue Reading!

February 4, 2016

SBIR Grantee’s Response to Killer Beetles: SPLAT!

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program at USDA offers competitively awarded grants to qualified small businesses to support high quality, advanced concepts research related to important scientific problems and opportunities in agriculture that could lead to significant public benefits. The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) administers SBIR Phase I grants that are […]

June 6, 2014

Human-scented Trojan Cow Technology to Divert Blood- Sucking Insects Away from Humans

ISCA Technologies announced today that Agenor Mafra-Neto’s ground breaking research on the development of a human-scented Trojan cow technology has been awarded a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges Explorations grant. Dr. Mafra-Neto’s team is developing an inexpensive, long lasting, ‘cologne’ that would alter the scent of livestock to mimic humans’. The ersatz odor […]