A New Paradigm for Parasite Concentration and Identification

Medium flot

We have investigated the use of dissolved air flotation in fecal suspension, by using inert chemical collectors for the selective detection of parasites. This breakthrough technology exploits a new principle to select parasites by their electrochemical reaction with micro bubbles of air, making the process free from reagents that affect the morphology of the species of parasites. We envision the integration of this technique in the automated diagnosis of gastrintestinal parasites.


Alexandre Xavier Falc√£o
Edvaldo Sabadini
Felipe Augusto Soares
Jancarlo Ferreira Gomes