SenesTech Receives 2015 Tibbetts Award
In 2015, SenesTech was one of 23 recipients of the Tibbetts Award. The award is given out each year by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to exemplary organizations, business, and individuals that have participated in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The 2015 recipients will be formally honored on June 15th in Washington, D.C. at a White House ceremony. The annual Tibbetts Awards are presented to leaders from all over the United States who have been instrumental in supporting the success of the programs and/or utilizing SBIR/STTR investment to develop an ‘idea’ into a product or service that benefits the federal government’s research and development needs, the general public’s well being, and the nation’s economy through technological innovation and the creation of high quality jobs – sometimes in newly created industries. You can learn more about the Award here.
SenesTech, Inc. is a development-stage platform biotechnology company specializing in animal fertility control. SenesTech’s application of their technology to the control of the Southeast Asian Rice Rat will be able to feed an estimated 380 million additional people annually. In 2013, SenesTech signed agreements with the USDA, Somerville, MA and MTA in New York for rodent control. In 2013, SenesTech presented at the Ag Innovation Showcase, and in 2012 was a National Institute of Health CAP grant recipient that participated in the Larta Institute commercialization assistance program.