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Improved Models of Mini Anion Exchange Centrifugation Technique (mAECT) and Modified Single Centrifugation (MSC) for Sleeping Sickness Diagnosis and Staging

  • Philippe Büscher mail,

    pbuscher@itg.be

    Affiliation: Departments of Parasitology and Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Dieudonné Mumba Ngoyi,

    Affiliation: Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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  • Jacques Kaboré,

    Affiliation: Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) UMR 177, Centre International de Recherche-Développement sur l'Elevage en zone Sub-humide (CIRDES), Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso

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  • Veerle Lejon,

    Affiliation: Departments of Parasitology and Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Jo Robays,

    Affiliation: Departments of Parasitology and Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Vincent Jamonneau,

    Affiliation: Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) UMR 177, Centre International de Recherche-Développement sur l'Elevage en zone Sub-humide (CIRDES), Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso

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  • Nicolas Bebronne,

    Affiliation: Departments of Parasitology and Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Wim Van der Veken,

    Affiliation: Belgian Technical Cooperation, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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  • Sylvain Biéler

    Affiliation: Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Published: November 24, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000471
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Philippe Büscher, Veerle Lejon, Jo Robays, Nicolas Bebronne
Departments of Parasitology and Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
Dieudonné Mumba Ngoyi
Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Jacques Kaboré, Vincent Jamonneau
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) UMR 177, Centre International de Recherche-Développement sur l'Elevage en zone Sub-humide (CIRDES), Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
Wim Van der Veken
Belgian Technical Cooperation, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Sylvain Biéler
Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics, Geneva, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: pbuscher@itg.be

Competing Interests

Sylvain Biéler is an employee of FIND, which has partly funded the development of the mAECT described in the manuscript. He acted as coordinator within FIND for this particular project but has no financial or scientific interests in the matter.