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Spatial Mosquito Repellent

Bohbot Jonathan, HUJI, Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Quality Sciences, Entomology

 

Category

Chemistry & Materials , Veterinary & Animal science

Keywords

Chemical compound, mosquito Olfactory system, repellent, spatial

Current development stage

TRL4 Technology validated in lab            

Collaboration Opportunity

Sponsored Research with an option to License Research Results

Application

  • Mosquitoes cause 2.7 million deaths (1) every year and are a nuisance the world over.
  • Mosquitoes transmit unsightly, debilitating and deadly diseases.
  • The majority of insect repellents used for personal protection are topical repellents, effective only at short range (<100 cm).

 

Our Innovation

A spatial (non-topical) mosquito repellent based on a repurposed chemical compound.

  • Long range of action (one meter or longer)
  • High user acceptability
  • Long lasting once applied
  • Long shelf life

 

Technology

  • Identified based on the pharmacological studies of mosquito smell receptors.
  • Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS).
  • Used in perfume formulations
  • Known molecular mode of action

 

Opportunity

  • Long range  (>100 cm) personal and area protection through remote delivery
  • Looking for industry-sponsored research funding and/or licensing of the technology. 

 

 

 

[1] https://mosquitoreviews.com/learn/disease-death-statistics

 

Contact for more information:

Ilya Pittel
VP, BD AGTECH, FOODTECH, VETERINARY & ENVIRONMENT
+972-2-6586693
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