A major problem in aquaculture is viral disease . WSSV is rather prevalent in Bangladesh. Efforts are now being made to screen and detect WSSV carriers in the sub-clinical stage.
LIR Biotech together with Advance Animal Health Science Co Ltd recently organised a road show at Sakthira (grow-out region) and Cox Bazar (hatchery and see production area) to educate the authorities and industry on the development , technology and principles of detection platforms available. We focussed on the I-Screen nucleic acid isothermal amplification mobile and on-site testing system with sensitivity equivalent to nested PCR results. The I-Screen WSSV was highlighed and demonstrated . Great Interests were generated as this sensitive platform is within reach of hatcheries and farmers.
Seminar - 1 at Satkhira Seminar - 2 At Cox Bazar
Seminar -2 Attentive Participants Monodon Post- Larvae 13
I-Screen WSSV Test by Dr Banya Banowary
Demonstration and results with I-Screen WSSV samples from hatchery , wet market and pond. Note the positive samples.