Vector Control

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Diseases such as chagas disease, leishmaniasis, West Nile virus, dengue fever and malaria are transmitted by biting insects. For malaria alone, the World Health Organisation put the number of infections at 207 million per year with over 600,000 casualties.

Significant gains have been made in the fight against these diseases primarily through increased efforts at controlling the insects that transmit them, achieved largely as a result of the widespread use of pyrethroid insecticides. These gains are now threatened by emerging resistance to this class of insecticides.

Pangaea Agrochemicals has a line of research that focuses on the development of innovative products for vector control based on its patented technology which allows to overcome the resistance to pyrethroids.

Preliminary studies on deltamethrin resistant Anopheles gambiae strains have been carried out in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and  the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and results have been extremely encouraging. Other mosquito strains have also been tested and we anticipate carrying out further full-scale field trials of our formulations in the near future.

Should this area of our activity be of particular interest then please contact us at contact@pangag.co.uk.