In Vitro Parasite Feeding System

In Vitro Parasite Feeding System

The system includes a feeding vessel having an inlet, an outlet, and a membrane positioned across an opening in the vessel.  Parasites (preferably ticks) are allowed to attach themselves to the membrane so that as a feeding fluid (preferably blood) is circulated through the vessel, the parasites feed on the feeding fluid through the membrane.

Benefits

•  A simple, flexible, and economical tick feeding system that closely simulates a tick’s preferred host throughout the entire tick life cycle
•  Standardized, quality controlled vaccine production
 

Applications

•  Full tick life cycle system for production of live pathogen stage specific vaccines or testing of anti-tick compounds
 
 
Internal Laboratory Ref #: 
116.15
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