East Africa / RVF

Roche and Google.org to test former’s technology in detecting new diseases in Africa

Roche and Google.org agreed to work together to demonstrate the feasibility of developing a multidisciplinary surveillance, research, and response system. The goal is for this system to enhance the ability to predict and prevent emerging infectious diseases in East Africa.

Roche donated a Genome Sequencer FLX system, which will become the backbone of this project. The project will focus primarily on arboviruses and will initially tackle rift valley fever (RVF), which is caused by an arbovirus that is spread by mosquito vectors.

Read more. . . (Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News  – GEN)

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