Navigation Links
Spanish researchers design biomarkers for the detection of dengue and West Nile virus
Date:2/6/2013

Researchers at the University of Granada have designed a set of biomarkers that can be used in diagnostic tests for the detection of dengue and the West Nile virus, two infectious diseases transmitted by the bite of a mosquito. These biomarkers can be used to identify these viral diseases, which affect millions of people worldwide.

The University of Granada spin-off Rekom Biotech is a biotech company composed of professionals from the private sector and from the University of Granada. Rekom Biotech is focused in the design and production of biological material used in diagnostic tests called "recombinant antigents". These antigens are markers of a variety of diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites.

Saving Lives and Money

These products can be used in the different in vitro diagnostic platforms or systems. Specifically, the biomarkers designed at the University of Granada spin off "might serve to design diagnostic tests that will help save lives and money", states the Rekom Biotech general manager, Ana Camacho Pez.

The Andalusian company also supplies other services based on the design and production of proteins and other molecular biology tools.

Currently, Rekom Biotech supplies white label recombinant antigens to two American companies, and will start supplying biological material to a German company soon. Their catalogue includes more than 50 recombinant antigens for the in vitro diagnosis of a range of infectious diseases. This company conducts its R&D activities at the Health Technology Park in Granada, Spain.


'/>"/>

Contact: Ana Camacho Pez. Rekom Biotech UGR
agcamacho@rekombiotech.com
34-958-637-085
University of Granada
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Spanish consumers prefer national fish
2. Spanish scientist participate in the most comprehensive study ever done on ice
3. Spanish researcher releases a video showing a beetle from the inside
4. UT Dallas researchers pushing the boundaries of virtual reality
5. Polar bear researchers urge governments to act now and save the species
6. Pitt researchers reveal mechanism to halt cancer cell growth, discover potential therapy
7. Researchers discover mutations linked to relapse of childhood leukemia
8. Caught in the act: Researchers capture key moments in cell death
9. Researchers harness nature to produce the fuel of the future
10. U. of Minn. researchers unveil first artificial enzyme created by evolution in a test tube
11. Prehistoric humans not wiped out by comet, says researchers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Spanish researchers design biomarkers for the detection of dengue and West Nile virus
(Date:4/11/2017)... BEACH GARDENS, Fla. , April 11, 2017 ... identity management and secure authentication solutions, today announced ... contract by Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) ... for IARPA,s Thor program. "Innovation has ... onset and IARPA,s Thor program will allow us ...
(Date:4/5/2017)... 5, 2017  The Allen Institute for Cell Science ... a one-of-a-kind portal and dynamic digital window into the ... the first application of deep learning to create predictive ... lines and a growing suite of powerful tools. The ... and future publicly available resources created and shared by ...
(Date:3/30/2017)... March 30, 2017  On April 6-7, 2017, Sequencing.com ... Genome hackathon at Microsoft,s headquarters in ... will focus on developing health and wellness apps that ... Hack the Genome is the first hackathon for ... world,s largest companies in the genomics, tech and health ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... May 23, 2017 , ... A recent survey conducted ... troublesome and difficult to control weed in 12 categories of broadleaf crops, fruits and ... weed scientists across the U.S. and Canada participated in the 2016 survey, the second ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... May 22, 2017 , ... NetDimensions ... in the Aragon Research Globe™ for Corporate Learning, 2017. , Aragon Research defines ... market demand, and effectively perform against those strategies. NetDimensions’ ranking as a Leader ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... May 23, 2017 , ... ... technology applications, has announced a facility expansion to accommodate its rapid growth. , ... of new workspace and renovation of the existing areas. The expansion includes, a ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... May 23, 2017 , ... Cambridge Semantics , the leading provider ... Bio-IT World Conference and Expo in Boston May 23-25 with a featured ... The Anzo Smart Data Lake is also a finalist for the Best of Show ...
Breaking Biology Technology: