ProjectDetection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Key Areas
Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Our intention is to develop a system that will enable diagnostics performed in field conditions by unskilled personnel.

It would replace conventional microscopic analyses, which are normally not available in areas most affected by the disease. An efficient and disseminated diagnostic service, in combination with immediate treatment, can limit the spread of the disease and eventually improve the health as well as the economy of the affected regions. The goal of this project is to deliver a prototype instrument and reagents that would enable the specific detection of M. tuberculosis in sputum samples with a sensitivity in the range of 100-1000 bacteria/ml.