Lymphatic Filariasis-Prepatent Stage Diagnostic
Wucheria bancrofti, the major causative organism of lymphatic filariasis, is a filarial nematode estimated to infect 120 million people worldwide. The World Health Organization has targeted this disease for eradication. Current technology fails to recognize prepatent infections so there is a strong need for this technology in eradication efforts. This immunologically based assay detects Wuchereria bancrofti infection with no cross reactivity with other closely related filariae.
Pending Patent Reference Number(s): U.S. Provisional Application 61/410,239 filed November 4, 2010