Tuberculosis research (tbc)

Developing user and field friendly TB diagnostic tests

We are working on new specific tests based on the diagnostic immune biomarkers mentioned under "Identification of TB biomarkers", and which we are implementing in user friendly tests that can be easily applied in field conditions such as TB clinics in low resourced TB endemic countries (see also the link to leprosy research below). 

We are designing similar tests that measure which TB patients respond well to TB treatment, and thus could receive a shorter antibiotic treatment; and which TB patients do not respond well, for example due to TB drug resistance, and allow adaption of treatment strategy.

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