Our focus is to develop simple and rapid point-of-care tests to detect antigens or antibodies associated with infectious and parasitic diseases of animals. The current research and development activities include:
Priorities include finding potential targets—substances that new diagnostic tools might measure in patient samples—and improving the sensitivity and specificity of currently available diagnostic tests thereby leading to more accurate results.
Dr. Utpal Pal: Development of diagnostic markers for the tickborne diseases of companion animals. Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maryland, College Park.