Antibody Test for Coccidioidomycosis

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John Galgiani
Director, Valley Fever Center for Excellence
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Tod McCauley
Sr. Licensing Manager (520) 626-7916

Title: Antibody Test for Coccidioidomycosis

 

Invention: This invention is a novel diagnostic test for coccidioidomycosis, known as valley fever.

 

Background: Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis) is a fungal disease that is a common cause for pneumonia due to spores that are swept through the air. The fungal infection can be identified in microscopic detection of specific cells within bodily fluids. A skin test is useful in suggesting infection, however, if there isn’t a “conversion”, the test is deemed non-conclusive. Therefore, there remains a need for a fast and precise serological test.

 

Applications:

  • Valley fever antibody detection assay

 

Advantages:

  • Enables the use of pure antigen
  • Not affected by sera (or other test specimens)
  • Reactivity of recombinant peptides

 

Licensing Manager:

Tod McCauley

TodM@tla.arizona.edu

(520) 626-7916