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RIDA QUICK Rotavirus/Adenovirus Combi
|Health Topic||Waterborne diseases|
|Location||Africa, Asia, South America|
Problem being addressed
Diarrhea is a leading cause of global child mortality and morbidity, with most cases resulting from contaminated food and water sources. There is a need for inexpensive, quick detection of the pathogens and bacteria that cause diarrheal diseases so that patients can be treated properly and quickly.
Detailed description of the solution
RIDA QUICK Combi test is a dipstick test used to determine the presence of rotaviruses and/or adenoviruses in stool samples. One dips the strip in a minimally processed stool sample. The strip, which contains a blue and/or red stripe indicator, produces results with high specificity and accuracy within five minutes.
- Designed by: Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health, Charite, University of Medicine, Berlin, Germany
- Manufacturer: R-Biopharm AG
- Manufacturer location: Darmstadt, Germany. Distributors are available worldwide.
When and where it was tested/implemented
This device was tested at the Bulpeila Health Center in Tamale, Northern Ghana.
Weitzel, Thomas, et al. (2007). Field Evaluation of a Rota- and Adenovirus Immunochromatographic Assay Using Stool Samples from Children with Acute Diarrhea in Ghana. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 45(8), 2695-2697.
Internally generated reports
R-Biopharm. (2011) RIDA®QUICK Rotavirus/Adenovirus Combi (dipsticks). Link available here.
IP and copyright
RIDA QUICK Rotavirus/Adenovirus Combi is a registered trademark, but the reviewer could not find a copyright for the technology itself.