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Last Raised

$100K | 16 yrs ago

About AviGenics

Avigenics is a company that received a SBIR Phase I grant for a project entitled: Production of Transgenic Poultry Resistant to Avian Influenza Infection by RNAi. Their project generates transgenic poultry resistant to avian influenza (AI) virus through RNA interference (RNAi) technology. Poultry are vulnerable to AI infections that can rapidly reach mortality rates approaching 100%. Current vaccines provide only limited protection, with prophylaxis based on surveillance and diagnosis, followed by rapid depopulation and disposal of infected or exposed birds and quarantine and disinfection of farms and equipment. RNAi technology is a new strategy that could be applied to the inhibition of AI virus replication, representing a paradigm shift in the way to deal with the challenges of AI. Phase I objectives are (i) to generate ALV vectors hosting short interfering RNA (siRNA), (ii) establish stable cell lines hosting siRNAs vectors and (iii) test the efficacy of siRNAs against AI viruses. Three siRNAs shown to effectively inhibit AI viruses will be used to generate cell lines, which will be challenged with 5 different AI viruses to determine whether these vectors, when integrated into the avian genome, can effectively inhibit AI viruses. The broader impact of this research will be to improve the biosecurity of biopharmaceutical production in poultry as the avian influenza virus spreads and well as potentially protecting the food supply from natural as well as bioterrorist threats should these transgenic chickens gain wide approval in the marketplace.

Headquarters Location

111 Riverbend Rd.

Athens, Georgia, 30605,

United States


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AviGenics Patents

AviGenics has filed 1 patent.

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Molecular biology, Biotechnology, Genetics, RNA, Molecular biology techniques


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Molecular biology, Biotechnology, Genetics, RNA, Molecular biology techniques



Latest AviGenics News

Synageva BioPharma Corp. formerly AviGenics Inc. Mergers Acquisitions MA Partnerships Alliances and Investment Report Prices from USD $350

Nov 26, 2016

Advertisement Topics   Track topics on Twitter Track topics that are important to you Printed From Synageva BioPharma Corp. formerly AviGenics, Inc. Mergers Acquisitions MA, Partnerships Alliances and Investment Report Prices from USD $350 13:48 EST 26 Nov 2016 | BioPortfolio Reports Home » Topics » Alliances, mergers acquisitions and partnerships » Latest News » Synageva BioPharma Corp. formerly AviGenics, Inc. Mergers Acquisitions MA, Partnerships Alliances and Investment Report Prices from USD $350 Project Synopsis: Datamonitor's Company Mergers Acquisitions MA, Partnerships Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organization to sustain its competitive advantage. Project Description: Datamonitors' Synageva BioPharma Corp. formerly AviGenics, Inc. Mergers Acquisitions MA, Partnerships Alliances and Investments report includes business description, detailed reports on mergers and acquisitions MA, divestments, capital raisings, venture capital investments, ownership and partnership transactions undertaken by Synageva BioPharma Corp. formerly AviGenics, Inc. since January 2007. Scope: Provides intelligence on Synageva BioPharma Corp. formerly AviGenics, Inc.'s MA, strategic partnerships and alliances, capital raising and private equity transactions. Detailed reports of various financial transactions undertaken by Synageva BioPharma Corp. formerly AviGenics, Inc. and its subsidiaries since 2007. Information about key financial and legal advisors for Synageva BioPharma Corp. formerly AviGenics, Inc.'s financial deals transactions. Financial deals tables and charts covering deal value and volumes trend, deal types and geographybased deal activity. Highlights: This report includes Synageva BioPharma Corp. formerly AviGenics, Inc.'s contact information and business summary, tables, graphs, a list of partners and targets, a breakdown of financial and legal advisors, deal types, top deals by deal value, detailed deal reports, and descriptions and contact details of the partner, target, investor, and vendor firms, where disclosed. The profile also includes detailed deal reports for all MA, private equity, public offering, venture financing, partnership and divestment transactions undertaken by Synageva BioPharma Corp. formerly AviGenics, Inc.. These deal reports contain information about target company financials, sources of financing, method of payment, deal values, and advisors for various parties, where disclosed. Reasons to Purchase: Access comprehensive financial deals data along with charts and graph covering MA, private equity, and partnerships and alliances. Form an independent opinion about Synageva BioPharma Corp. formerly AviGenics, Inc.'s growth strategies through the organic and inorganic activities undertaken since 2007. Track your competitors' business structure and growth strategies. Related Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare News

AviGenics Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Where is AviGenics's headquarters?

    AviGenics's headquarters is located at 111 Riverbend Rd., Athens.

  • What is AviGenics's latest funding round?

    AviGenics's latest funding round is Grant.

  • How much did AviGenics raise?

    AviGenics raised a total of $25.57M.

  • Who are the investors of AviGenics?

    Investors of AviGenics include National Science Foundation.

  • Who are AviGenics's competitors?

    Competitors of AviGenics include Biolog, Sirnaomics, Clinipace, GangaGen, Achillion Pharmaceuticals and 16 more.

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