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January 6, 2016

Philippines

Disease Detection Kit

 

The DOST-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD), Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, Philippine Genome Center, University of the Philippines (UP) and Ateneo de Manila University have collaborated to develop a biosensor kit, called “PhilGeneStrips”, for the detection of diseases in shrimp, including whitespot.  The strips are affordable, easy to use in the field, and have the ability to correctly identify shrimp with or without disease.  The kit comes with a mobile application that connects with an online database containing all your test-strip results.  The application can also monitor stocking cycles, water quality and other parameters.  DOST and its partners hope to make the kit available to the public this year.

 

Also see: Loop Mediated Diagnostic Kit for WSSV.

 

Information: Cynthia P. Saloma, PhD, National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, National Science Complex, College of Science, University of the Philippines/Diliman, Quezon City, The Philippines (phone 02-981-8615, email cpsaloma@up.edu.ph, webpage http://www.nimbb.upd.edu.ph/?page_id=19).

 

Source: Business Mirror.  DOST Nears Completion of Biosensor Kit for Detecting Shrimp Disease.  Mary Grace Padin.  January 5, 2016.

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