WILDLIFE DISEASE SURVEILLANCE

Effective management with rapid, reliable surveillance at the point of need

Learn how animal health professionals and researchers use Biomeme’s field deployable system for gold standard pathogen detection at the point of need.

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Wildlife disease monitoring and control are hindered when test results are confined to the lab

Shipping samples increases turnaround time, is resource intensive, and may compromise the quality of both samples and results.

Traditionally, effective disease surveillance and control has been forced to grapple with the separation between sample site and lab. Transferring samples to a lab not only increases time to actionable results, but may involve challenging logistics and diminish sample quality. This all means less effective wildlife disease management and response. Biomeme’s field-deployable system overcomes these challenges. Check-out our library of available tests or create your own assay.

Franklin, and the rest of the portable Biomeme system, delivers actionable, reliable qPCR results directly at the point of need

The Biomeme system eliminates the wait. Our end-to-end platform means going from sample prep to results in under an hour — anywhere you need it.

Biomeme provides animal health professionals with everything needed for on-site sample prep, real-time PCR and Isothermal tests, and data collection no matter the point of need! Our M1 Sample Prep Cartridges work for almost any sample type and nucleotide target (RNA, DNA, eDNA) while requiring only a minute or two to complete. Add your sample to our pre-mixed and shelf stable Go-Strips, place them into your Franklin portable thermocycler, and get results in 30-60 minutes. Your data is yours! It's instantly stored in your Biomeme Go companion mobile app and conveniently synced with our secure Biomeme Cloud service.

You’ll always have access to your data and can seamlessly download or connect it to your preferred lab information management system (LIMS), 3rd party database, or statistical software with our Biomeme Web API. Biomeme's proven portfolio of products helps animal health and disease monitoring professionals turn early detection into effective control.

Avian and Equine Pathogens

PennVet and New Bolton Center are developing rapid and easy detection solutions for multiple avian and equine pathogens directly at the point of need using Biomeme.

Researchers in the Department of Pathobiology at the University of Pennsylvania and New Bolton Center are developing laboratory reagents for rapid, specific, and sensitive detection of multiple avian and equine pathogens. In one study, Mycoplasma gallisepticum and Mycoplasma synoviae were detected from tracheal/oropharyngeal or eye swabs as well as Equine Herpes-1 and Streptococcus equi subs. equi from nasal swabs. Rapid and efficient surveillance in the field is possible.

You can download the poster here: Rapid and Accurate Detection of Significant Avian and Equine Pathogens

Foot-and-Mouth Disease

Researchers are detecting FMDV pen-side in under an hour.

“Foot‐and‐mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious disease of livestock that requires rapid control. Early detection is critical but transportation of samples to laboratory delays testing. Sensitive and specific field‐deployable assays are therefore desirable.” (Hole and Nfon 2019)

Scientists at the National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease, Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the Department of Animal Science at the University of Manitoba have used the Biomeme platform to achieve sensitive and specific results.

Read the full paper: Foot‐and‐mouth disease virus detection on a handheld real‐time polymerase chain reaction platform

WCS Siberian Tiger Project

The Wildlife Conservation Society is working to combat the spread of Canine distemper virus in Siberian Tigers.

The WCS Siberian Tiger Project is the world’s “longest running radio-telemetry based tiger research and conservation effort.” Recently, their attention has turned to combatting Canine distemper virus (CDV) which has an associated mortality rate as high as 50% in captive tigers over the past 15 years. Biomeme is a proud partner of WCS in this effort. Our portable, rapid, and highly sensitive molecular technologies help WCS in their fight to save the tigers from CDV.

Rapid Detection and Monitoring of Microbial Pathogen eDNA in Environmental Water

Aquaculture researchers and surveillance organizations have used Biomeme for various missions across the globe. Here are just two examples:

Crayfish Plague

The Norwegian Veterinary Institute is using Biomeme’s platform to fight the spread of Crayfish Plague by testing for eDNA of both the Crayfish and the pathogen in on-site water samples. Check out our video for more info!

Amphibian Chytrid Fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis)

Sepi Naderi (Biomeme Senior Scientist) went to Yosemite National Park to detect Amphibian Chytrid Fungus with wildlife biologists Colleen Kamaroff and Caren Goldberg. Read here to learn more about their experience!

Detecting Amphibian Chytrid Fungus

 

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