Drugs & Diagnostics for Tropical Diseases
Our mission is to develop treatments and diagnostics for neglected tropical diseases that affect the most impoverished social groups. An urgent gap in treatment technology has left millions in sub-Saharan Africa at risk of debilitating and deadly parasitic diseases--but we're developing a novel diagnostic device that will end this. There is an urgent need for a simple, rapid, and quantitative diagnostic test to detect loiasis, an infection of the parasitic roundworm Loa loa (L. loa). Even though treatments exist, there are no commercial diagnostic tests available to identify the disease and monitor treatment efficacy.