Updated Jan 16, 2018

Detecting multi-drug resistant TB with DNA amplification by destabilization

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A new simple platform for low-income countries

 Using destabilizing DNA that can be routinely made with common reagents, a small fragment of the TB DNA sequence can be amplified and detected without temperature cycling.
How does your innovation work?
The accurate diagnosis of active TB, including drug-resistant forms, requires methods that can detect very small quantities of DNA from the TB bacteria in the infected person. Using desta...
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 Using destabilizing DNA that can be routinely made with common reagents, a small fragment of the TB DNA sequence can be amplified and detected without temperature cycling.
How does your innovation work?
The accurate diagnosis of active TB, including drug-resistant forms, requires methods that can detect very small quantities of DNA from the TB bacteria in the infected person. Using destabilizing DNA, a small fragment of the TB DNA sequence can be amplified and detected.
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Stage 2: Research & Development

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South Africa and Zimbabwe

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Milestone

Sep 2012
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Zimbabwe
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South Africa