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Company Developing Dog/Cat Contraceptive Gets NSF Grant

WCIA-TV News (June 2) – A start-up out of the U of I Research Park is working on a contraceptive . The company just got a big boost.
Epivara, a start-up company formed by professors from the Department of Comparative Biosciences, received a quarter of a million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation to develop an injection that would act as a permanent alternative to spaying and neutering for dogs and cats. It is a one-time shot that stops the growth of the reproductive system in animals.