The DHO, on a query, said that mosquitocide
were being sprayed by health department in urban as well as rural areas of the district and primarily those villages were focused where cases of Dengue surfaced and their surroundings.
In the R&D area, Cyanotech continues to pursue development of its unique, bio-engineered mosquitocide
product and its aldolase catalytic antibody.
This pesticide was subsequently not reregistered with the Environmental Protection Agency after 1992 for use as a mosquitocide
and therefore was taken off the market.
In line with our goal of returning to profitability as quickly as possible, during the quarter the company suspended work on developing the mosquitocide
product and the catalytic antibody product under license from The Scripps Research Institute.
The Company is reengineering the mosquitocide
to increase its toxic effect and plans to begin field trials to assess toxicity during the current quarter.
In the R&D area, Cyanotech continues to make progress on enhancing its unique bio-engineered mosquitocide
, which combines a natural food for mosquito larvae, the microalgae Synechococcus, with natural toxins from the soil bacterium Bti.
We also are continuing to invest in research and development, currently directed to commercializing Cyanotech's promising natural mosquitocide
Laboratory work continues on our genetically-engineered mosquitocide
," Cysewski concluded.
He will have overall marketing responsibility for Cyanotech's products worldwide, including the company's market-leading Spirulina Pacifica nutritional supplement products, as well as new microalgae products under development by the company, such as natural astaxanthin and a genetically engineered mosquitocide
Natural astaxanthin and genetically engineered mosquitocide
are new products for the company and many production issues must be resolved prior to commercial production.
Besides our continuing development of Spirulina-based products currently in production, we are bringing to market our new natural pigment, Astaxanthin, for the aquaculture feed industry and have embarked on a program to commercialize a promising natural toxin-based mosquitocide
-- all produced from microalgae.
Manoj Kumar Malani and Chief Municipal Officer Mohammad Malook Khaskhali has told the reporter on Wednesday that anti dengue mosquito spray campaign have been launched at Mithi and mosquitocides
were sprayed thrice in different areas of the town.