WSU has won $10 million in new contracts to develop technologies to fight the Zika virus, the largest single award ever awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy, a source close to the deal told Bloomberg News.
The award comes as the UMDs Civil Engineering Department has been at the center of the countrys effort to develop mosquito control technologies that will combat the spread of the virus.
UMD has been one of the leading scientists and engineers in developing ways to combat the Zika outbreak, but the work was a bit tougher than expected.
The UMD team has been working on ways to block mosquito vectors in the Americas and South America.
It was also the first company to have a prototype mosquito-targeting mosquito and a mosquito-preventing device that can capture and control the mosquito that carries the virus, said Scott B. Jones, director of UMD’s Civil Engineering Division.
“We are working on a system that will use artificial intelligence, which is really a big deal,” said Jones, who is also a research scientist with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
“We were able to develop an intelligent system, so that we can use AI to capture the mosquito, capture the mosquitoes, capture it and use AI technology to defeat it.
That is something we haven’t been able to do before.”
UMD will receive $1.9 million to develop the systems.
The company plans to commercialize the technology and develop it into an industrial product by 2020.
The UMD-built technology will be a critical part of a team of researchers and engineers that are working to develop a new type of mosquito-control system that can withstand the strain of a mosquito.
During the World Health Organization’s emergency declaration on Feb. 1, the Zika pandemic has spread across the Americas.
More than 1,800 cases have been reported in the U, Puerto Rico, and other U.s. territories.
On Wednesday, the UMB announced that it had received an award to develop, test, and commercialize an anti-mosquito device that uses a chemical spray.
According to the UMA’s report, the technology could prevent or control mosquitoes from spreading the virus to humans.
While UMD will be the largest recipient of the award, it won’t be the only one.
The Office of Naval Research announced Wednesday that it would receive a $1 million grant to develop and test a mosquito killer that can prevent mosquitoes from biting.
The money will go toward developing a prototype and commercializing the product, which could be used to fight mosquito-borne diseases.