Flu Detectâ„¢ selected by FAO
Flu Detect Antigen capture test Strip was selected by the FAO (Food and
Agriculture Organization - United Nations) for use in their multinational
initiative to monitor and control the spread of infectious avian influenza.
According to Christophe Calleja, DVM, marketing manager for Synbiotics, Flu
Detect was chosen because of its proven performance and ease of use in field
The FAO tender will be used in FAO subsidiaries all
over Africa and the Middle East where bird flu
outbreaks have occurred and where surveillance is necessary to
control further outbreaks.
â€œBecause Flu Detect has been designed to be a rapid in-field test, it has
been adopted by several international agencies to be part of their First
Response avian influenza detection and containment programs,â€ says Dr Chinta
Lamichhane, director of avian research development at Synbiotics.
Flu Detect detects all subtypes of Influenza Type A, even with a low virus
load, and provides results in just 15 minutes. The test kit requires no
refrigeration and contains all materials necessary to be easily used in
under-equipped conditions, which is why it appeals to so many international
agencies, said Calleja.
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