On-farm multiplex rapid test for mastitis in cattle in development

Abingdon Health ("Abingdon") is pleased to announce it has been awarded a grant by Innovate UK to develop an on-farm multiplex rapid test for mastitis in cattle.
Rapid test for mastitis in development
Rapid test for mastitis in development
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* Mastitis
* Udder Inflammation
* Diagnostics

* Agriculture

* York - North Yorkshire - England

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YORK, U.K. - July 23, 2018 - PRLog -- Abingdon Health ("Abingdon") is pleased to announce it has been awarded a grant by Innovate UK to develop an on-farm multiplex rapid test for mastitis in cattle.

Mastitis (udder inflammation), which is a production limiting disease in cattle and has an estimated £14-23 billion impact on the global dairy industry, is currently detected by visual inspection of milk, temperature monitoring or via time-consuming laboratory methods, all of which have limitations.

The project is worth £805k over a 30 month project period and will be undertaken in partnership with the University of Glasgow (UofG). It aims to combine the diagnostic assay development expertise of Abingdon with the animal health and biomarker knowledge of the UofG in order to develop a highly sensitive and specific assay with the ability to stratify mastitis by bacterial class (gram-negative or gram-positive), thus offering fast, on-farm decision making about antimicrobial treatment of cows with mastitis and providing an opportunity to reduce antimicrobial use whilst safeguarding cow health.

About Abingdon Health
Abingdon is a UK-based developer and manufacturer of lateral flow immunoassay tests and readers. (https://www.abingdonhealth.com/contract-services/)

Internally Abingdon is focused on developing lateral flow assays in partnership with key opinion leaders that meet currently unmet needs. In addition, Abingdon offers development and manufacturing services for customers looking to develop new assays or looking to transfer existing laboratory-based assays to a lateral flow format. Abingdon takes projects from initial concept through to routine and large-scale manufacturing. Abingdon's patented lateral flow reader, the ADxLR5®, is CE marked and FDA registered and can be fully customised to meet the needs of clients looking for a quantitative solution for a lateral flow assay.

University Of Glasgow
Ranked in the top 100 of the world's universities, the University of Glasgow deliver world-class and world-changing research and education with impact. The University of Glasgow (UoG) is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK Universities and is joint 1st in this group for student satisfaction. UoG is connected to seven Nobel Laureates, and 81% of its research is judged to be internationally excellent. Further information can be found here: http://www.gla.ac.uk/explore/
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