A team of three Iowa State researchers pursuing a protective vaccine against porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus have received a grant of 10 research grants totalling more than $1 million.
The Iowa State economic development money was granted for developing new technology that improves the effectiveness of a vaccine for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus.
The team was awarded a grant amount of $82,437. PRRS is estimated to cost the pork industry $600 million a year.The research team consists of:
Apparently the PRRS vaccine research contributes less to the Iowa economy since it received one of the lowest grants from the budget. Other agriculture related projects that were granted a larger share of the development money were all related to biofuel production.