Results of PGTF - Project INT/98/K18

INT/98/K18 - Establishment of a kit for the diagnosis of the Chagas disease

Submitter: University of Los Andes from Venezuela through the Permanent Mission of Venezuela to the United
Subcontractor: same as above
Priority area: Health
Participating/beneficiary countries: 3 countries (Argentina, Mexico, and Venezuela)
Number: INT/98/K18
PGTF input (US$): 35,000
Other inputs (US$): 705,000
Date of implementation: 1999-2000
Impact: Development of two new highly selective and specific antigens for the diagnosis of the disease that would be the basis for preparing very low-cost kits, which could compete favorably in the market.

Contact:   Mr. Juan Luis Concepción
Centro de Ingeniería Genética (CIGEN)
Universidad de Los Andes
Facultad de Ciencias
Consejo de la Facultad de Ciencias
Núcleo La Hechicera. Edificio A
Mérida 5101 - Venezuela
Telephone: +58 274 2401308
Fax: +58 274 2401286
Email: concepci @

Final Report:

    • INT-98-K18-FinalReport.pdf  *  [Language: Spanish; Size: 4770KB]

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