PBD Biotech is a biotechnology company that developed a fast and highly sensitive detection kit Actiphage® for detecting diseases caused by Mycobacterium such as Tuberculosis, bovine TB, and Johne’s disease. The test can rapidly detect infection in blood or milk within six hours. While the majority of analyses are carried out to detect the presence of Mycobacterium bovis and Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis, Actiphage® is able to detect most other mycobacterial species and has been successfully applied to samples from multiple animal origins including bovine, non-bovine, and exotic species.
PBD Biotech test kits:
- Actiphage Rapid – 6-hour assay. For the rapid and highly sensitive detection of the presence of live mycobacteria in multiple tissue types, including blood and milk. This kit provides 50 reactions.
- Actiphage Core – 48-hour assay. For the sensitive and specific identification of live mycobacterial infection in a range of tissue types, including blood and milk. This kit provides 50 reactions.