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Prawn Checker for Shrimp Viruses Detection




Marine shrimps and freshwater prawns are important aquaculture species for food and have high economic value, especially with recent increased consumer demand worldwide contributing to their high market prices. However, the prawn and shrimp aquaculture industries were seriously affected by various crustaceans’ viruses causing immense economic loss due to high mortality of the diseases. Furthermore, the unavailability of cost-effective screening methods for farmers compounded the problem.

PRAWN CHECKER is an economic kit which can detect 8 different OIE-listed viruses in a short period. It reduces the cost of diagnosis from USD 18 per virus to USD 2 per eight viruses detection. 

The advantages:

  • An economic kit 
  • Reduces the cost of diagnosis

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For any inquiries, kindly contact:

Lee Ching Shya

UMCIC Business Officer University of Malaya

Email: leecs@um.edu.my

Tel: +603-7967-7351/7352


Last Updated: 30/04/2019