Snakebite is one of the worlds most neglected tropical diseases. It disproportionately affects the poor in rural tropical areas, where snakebite victims are often affected for years to follow. Not only do victims risk dying, but they may suffer permanent sequelae causing them to lose the ability to work.Learn more about snakebite here
Knowing the snake responsible for the bite can mean the difference between life and death. Treating personnel have to determine whether there are signs of envenoming, and choose the correct antivenom treatment as quickly as possible. This is often done on the basis of inconclusive information, leading to unnecessarily high death rates among snakebite victims.
VenomAid Diagnostics are developing a rapid diagnostic test, which will enable treating personnel to make split second decisions regarding which treatment to administer. A single drop of blood will result in a color change if a specific venom is present. This increases the confidence when determining the responsible snake, and reduces time to treatment.
VenomAid Diagnostics create impact by providing affordable and rapid diagnosis for snakebite envenoming. We believe that user-friendly, affordable, and robust diagnostics for snakebite should be available to victims globally. To achieve this, we develop the worlds first commercially available lateral flow assay for snakebite diagnosis.
Dr. A. Habib
Physician in Infectious and Tropical Diseases in Nigeria
Dr. G. Alcoba
Tropical Medicine Advisor at Doctors Without Borders (MSF)
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