Partnership between MEP Equine Solutions and UK
LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 30, 2015) — MEP Equine Solutions today announced that they have received a $100,000 Small Business Innovation Research Phase I grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The grant, which targets animal production and protection, introduces technology to perform a simple on-site test to allow veterinarians and animal owners to diagnose the presence of parasites using smartphone technology. The Parasight System provides quantitative results in less than five minutes and emails imaged test results with egg count/ type and treatment recommendation to veterinarians and animal owners.
“The Parasight System introduces a simple, easy-to-use smartphone based diagnostic that provides quantitative imaged results which are emailed to the veterinarian and animal owner in less than five minutes,” said Eric Hauck, CEO and co-founder, MEP Equine Solutions. “It introduces a technology that has previously been unavailable in either the veterinary or agriculture industry.”
The University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center will serve as a research facility partner. “The Parasight System is a promising innovation in the field of parasitology,” said Nancy Cox, Dean of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and the Environment. “This new tool will allow immediate on-site results with more timely treatment and management.”