In our modern custom built facilities we undertake evaluation studies to assess insecticide efficacy using a number of test methods including standard methods established by the World Health Organization (WHO):
Other test procedures can be developed to meet individual client needs. Call us to discuss your requirements.
Our insecticide resistance data is supported by rigorous quality control on our mosquito colonies. Resistant colonies are challenged with insecticide on a regular basis and the resistance profile of each colony is being determined for seven different insecticides. A subset of mosquitoes are preserved for genotyping to test for target site mutations every 5th generation and metabolic resistance and other mechanisms are being explored using microarray and functional analysis.
LITE provides clients with a highly professional and efficient service: prior to commencing each project we submit a detailed study plan to the client and agree timescales, costs, objectives and outcomes. On completion of the study the client is provided with a comprehensive written report with details of all methods used and results obtained.