SAS Offers for Commercial Sphere

Endemic antigen for serological diagnosis of Lyme borreliosis.

Code: IMC-T-00-00003-PaU

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The antigen is a sonicate from the body of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto isolated from the tick Ixodes ricinus in Eastern Sovakia. The agent of disease is characterised by marked genetic and immunological variability, determined by its geographical origin. Among several antigens from the Carpathian region of the Slovakia, Poland and Czech Republic tested on a group of a sera from domestic animals in Eastern Slovakia, endemic antigen proved the most sensitive. Diagnostic kits used in veterinary practice are not commercially available.


The antigen is applicable for manufacturing a commercial kit by ELISA, IHA and Western blot. The kit could be used on the Central European scale.


The commercial kit for the diagnosis of Lyme borreliosis in animals is in permanent interest of veterinary clinical and diagnostic institutes and laboratories.


The completion of the kit requires the supply of specific conjugates, control sera and diluting solutions.


Supply of specific antigen for completion of diagnostic kit, its testing in practice and its commercial use with the collaborating firm.