Immunochromatographic test for rapid diagnosis of human pythiosis

Immunochromatographic test for rapid diagnosis of human pythiosis

Human pythiosis is an emerging and life-threatening infectious disease caused by the fungus-like organism Pythium insidiosum. More »

Improvement in sensitivity of tests for detection of Vibrio cholerae O1 and O139

Improvement in sensitivity of tests for detection of Vibrio cholerae O1 and O139

Cholera, a major public health burden in developing countries, is caused by two epidemic strains of Vibrio cholera (VC) O1 and O139. More »

Rapid diagnostic test to detect specific microbial nucleotide sequences

Rapid diagnostic test to detect specific microbial nucleotide sequences

Recently, there is an urgent need for rapid diagnostic tests for new infectious agents in man and animals. More »

Antivenom

Antivenom

Most antivenoms (AVs) are obtained from the immunization of a large animal (e.g. horse) with only one single venom which resulting to the specific against only a venom, More »

Production of a pan-specific antivenom against elapid snakes

Production of a pan-specific antivenom against elapid snakes

Snake venoms are produced by snakes for digestion and to rapidly immobilize their prey. More »

 


 
   Knowledge in immunology and immunochemistry is vital to the understanding and development of methodologies and products to help solve some health problems in developing countries. For example, newly emerged infectious diseases endemic to Thailand and neighboring regions need to have simple on-site diagnostic tests. New methods and processes for the production of effective, safe and affordable pan-specific antivenoms which are not commercially viable but which are life-saving need to be developed.