Updated Jan 16, 2018

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Detecting multi-drug resistant TB with DNA amplification by destabilization

A new simple platform for low-income countries

http://ualberta.ca/

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Stage 2: Research & Development

Registered in Canada.

Focus Areas:

Health, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Human Centered Design and 1 MoreSEE ALL

Health, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Human Centered Design and Monitoring & EvaluationSEE LESS

Implemented In:

South Africa and Zimbabwe

South Africa and ZimbabweSEE LESS

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Innovation Description

 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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New Country Implemented In
Zimbabwe
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New Country Implemented In
South Africa