Gadget launched to aid poultry disease detection

By Chloe Ryan

- Last updated on GMT

The biochip can detect multiple infectious disease agents
The biochip can detect multiple infectious disease agents

Related tags: Microbiology, Infectious disease

A portable device that can detect major poultry infectious diseases, including avian influenza, has been launched in Singapore.

Singapore’s Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority and Veredus Laboratories launched the device which uses a disposable biochip known as VereVet on 16 June.

The biochip can detect multiple infectious disease agents affecting poultry using only one sample compared to conventional testing methods that require different samples and different tests.

The diseases that can be identified by VereVet include Newcastle disease, salmonella pullorum, salmonella enteritidis, campylobacter and avian influenza, the company claimed.

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