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BISMARCK, N.D. - The CARES Act Bioscience Grant Program Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s 6th floor conference room at the State Capitol building.

If you would like the call-in information, please contact Michelle Mielke at 701-328-2233 prior to 8:30 a.m. CST on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020.



  1. Welcome/Introductions                                                          Commissioner Goehring
  2. Discussion before Applicant Presentations
  3. Approval of July 23, 2020 meeting minutes
  4. Applicant Presentations


8:45 AM          Core Health Strategies


                        Bovine Interleukin-10 as a primary suppressor of the Cytokine Storm Cascade in patients with COVID-19       


                        Presenter: Don Hastings and Lezlie Link


                                                        Amount Requested: $33,310 




            9:15 AM          Core Health Strategies PLLC


                                    Immunological Wellness Program for COVID-19


                                    Presenter: Lezlie Link


                                    Amount Requested: $200,000




            9:45 AM          Checkable Medical Inc.


   At-home rapid strep test platform, sample collection lay user training and education mobile application development and research. At-home strep test platform pilot study. 


   Presenter: Patty Post


   Amount Requested: $270,485




10:15 AM                Checkable Medical Inc.


COVID-19 at-home rapid antibody test and clarity diagnostics COVIDBlock Rapid Antibody Test


Presenter: Patty Post


Amount Requested: $213,915






10:45 AM        Element Dustless Blasting, LLC


                        A sanitation technology solution for COVID-19 and other viruses


                        Presenter: Andrew Allen


                        Amount Requested: $359,857




11:15 AM                 Genovac Antibody Discovery, LLC                          


Rapid development of novel Nanodisc-based anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and multiple target antibodies for diagnostics and therapeutics


Presenter: Bree Vculek


Amount Requested: $536,760




            11:45 AM        Biomed Protection ND, LLC


   Electronic biology based computational platform to design diagnostics to detect autoimmunity in COVID-19 patients


   Presenter: Dr. Slobodan Praessler


              Amount Requested: $75,000 


  1. Committee Discussion on Funding Recommendations
  2. Funding Approvals/Denials                                                    Commissioner Goehring
  3. Adjourn                                                                                   Commissioner Goehring
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