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BISMARCK, N.D. - The CARES Act Bioscience Grant Program Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, July 23, 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 Thursday, July 23, 2020.




  1. Welcome/Introductions                                                          Commissioner Goehring
  2. Discussion before Applicant Presentations
  3. Applicant Presentations


8:40 AM          ImmunoPrecise Antibodies (USA) Ltd. and its subsidiary Talem Therapeutics LLC


Project Title: Development of antibody therapeutics against SARS-CoV-2


Presenter: Kari Graber (VP CRPM), Jennifer Bath (President & CEO)


                                    Amount Requested: $1,500,000                    




            9:10 AM          Inovan, Inc.


Project Title: Discovery and testing of a human recombinant polyclonal antibody, pAb, against SARS-CoV-2


Presenter: Meredith Schroeder          


                                    Amount Requested: $1,500,000




            9:40 AM          BiomedProtection, LLC


Project Title: Electronic biology based computational platform to monitor Corona virus evolution and design immunotherapies and vaccines


Presenter: Dr. Slobodan (Bobo) Paessler


Amount Requested: $1,422,200.00




10:10 AM        SafetySpect, Inc.


Project Title: Contamination inspection and disinfection for management of COVID-19 impact on North Dakota industrial, institutional, and school facilities


Presenter: Kenneth Barton (CEO), Fartash Vasefi (CTO)


Amount Requested: $1,125,083                    






10:40 AM        Element Dustless Blasting, LLC


Project Title: A sanitation technology solution for COVID-19 and other viruses


Presenter: Andrew Allen


Amount Requested: $1,051,560        




11:10 AM        Packet Digital, LLC


Project Title: A COVID-19 rapid testing system


Presenter: Terri Zimmerman (CEO) & Brad Thurow (COO)


Amount Requested: $958,451.07



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