LARAD awarded USDA Phase I SBIR Grant

Wooster, OH, April 13, 2017: LARAD, a startup using proprietary virus-like-particle (VLP) technology to develop vaccines and diagnostics for animal diseases, received a $98,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to develop a VLP vaccine for chicken anemia virus. The 9 month Phase I grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will allow Read More →

Injection of vaccine innovation required to protect both animal and human lives

A new report issued by HealthForAnimals highlights need for innovation in animal vaccine development.

LARAD, Inc. is awarded a USDA/SBIR Phase II grant.

LARAD received a $470,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to develop VLP vaccines for food-animal diseases. The two-year Phase II grant from the United States Department of Agriculture will allow LARAD to take the vaccine technology developed for infectious bursal disease (IBD) with a Phase I grant and apply it to other food-animal diseases. Read More →

LARAD Wins 2014 Nortech Innovation Award

LARAD has been recognized with a 2014 NorTech Innovation Award in the “Most Innovative Solution” category. The award was presented to LARAD at the Innovation Awards gala at the Cleveland Convention Center on September 23, 2014. The NorTech Innovation Awards highlight Northeast Ohio’s technology and innovation assets by celebrating individuals and organizations that are accelerating the pace Read More →

LARAD, Inc. is Awarded a USDA/SBIR Grant

March 2014 LARAD, Inc. is awarded a USDA/SBIR grant. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)/Small Business Innovation Research Program announces that LARAD, Inc. has been selected to receive a $97,218 grant in the Animal Production & Protection Program area. The proposal titled “Virus-like-particle (VLP) vaccines for infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV)” was one of Read More →

2013 Ohio Third Frontier Technology Validation & Start-up Awardees

June 2013 The Ohio Development Services Agency announces the 2013 Ohio Third Frontier Technology Validation and Start-up Fund awardees.  LARAD, Inc., located in the city of Wooster (Wayne County) was awarded $100,000 for its project that will develop and market virus-like particles that can be used as vaccines for multiple strains of infectious bursal disease Read More →

LARAD, Inc. is Awarded a $25,000 “A” Grant

May 2013 LARAD, Inc. is awarded a $25,000 “A” Grant from the Great Lakes Innovation and Development Enterprise (GLIDE) Innovation Fund.  In addition to supporting business and entrepreneurial activities of the company the A Grant will be used to provide an Independent Study Experience in Entrepreneurship for one student.