SWINE DISEASES FIELD DIAGNOSTICS TOOLBOX
Nº Project: 7711649
Title: SWINE DISEASES FIELD DIAGNOSTICS TOOLBOX
The increased population density in modern animal production systems has made them vulnerable to various transboundary infectious agents that threaten productivity of the meat industry extending the effects of diseases far beyond animal sickness and mortality.
Therefore, early diagnosis and establishment of reliable countermeasures to infectious disease outbreaks is essential to limit severe biophysical and socio-economic consequences.
Thus, the need for the development of mobile diagnostic units has been recently recognized. Reliable and simple diagnostic testing directly on site would enable rapid local decision making which is crucial to prevent further spreading of the disease.
SWINOSTICS addresses these challenges and needs, by developing a novel field diagnostic device, based on advanced, proven, bio-sensing and photonics technologies to tackle emerging and endemic viruses (ASFV, PRRSV, H1N1, PPV, PCV2 and CSF) causing epidemics in swine farms in Europe that lead to relevant economic damages. The diagnostic device will allow immediate threat assessment at the farm level, with the analytical quality of commercial and institutional laboratories. The device will be portable and will provide results in 10 minutes for 5 samples simultaneously, making it highly suitable for use in the field.