Lymphatic Filariasis-Prepatent Stage Diagnostic

Type
Technology/Assay

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.

Disease
Lymphatic filariasis
Research areas
Basic research
Diagnostic
Condition of use

n/a

IP information

Pending Patent Reference Number(s): U.S. Provisional Application 61/410,239 filed November 4, 2010