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Development of a diagnostic tool for the detection of fish-borne trematodes

Objective

TREMKIT will develop practical test kits for the detection and diagnosis of fish-borne treaties in humans and in fish. A broad diagnostic tool will be developed based on monoclonal antibodies for detection of treated antigens in humans. This will be designed to be a simple tool for use in the field. Detection of particular species of treaties in fish or humans will be carried out by the use of highly specific and sensitive PCR techniques. These will allow detection at considerably lower levels than current techniques. TREMKIT will develop the kits into practical tests based on freeze dried reagents which can be used by public health and research laboratories.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NATURAL RESOURCES INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
Address
Central Avenue
ME4 4TB Chatham
United Kingdom

Participants (4)

HEINRICH-HEINE-UNIVERSITAET DUESSELDORF
Germany
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 1
40225 Duesseldorf
INSTITUTE OF PARASITIC DISEASES
China
Address
Rui Jin Er Road 207
20025 Shanghai
KHON KAEN UNIVERSITY
Thailand
Address
Mitraparb Road 123
40002 Khon Kaen
UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES BANGALORE
India
Address
Kankanady
575002 Mangalore