Update on progress with Dr. Breitschwerdt’s work on improving diagnostics for Bartonella.
The study is progressing according to our expectation. Preparation of antigen for IFA and WB for so many species of Bartonella is time consuming and somewhat contingent upon the ability of each species to tolerate the growth conditions imposed upon them and therefore unpredictable, but work is going well. The third specific aim is the most technically advanced
and will take extra care in developing, but is expected to add significant information and advancement in serological modalities for diagnostics.