ID-FISH Technology Inc, a small company based in Palo Alto, CA, is a pioneer in the Biotechnology Industry dedicated to the development of high quality, simple, rapid, and inexpensive diagnostic test kits for the detection of infectious diseases from clinical samples using Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization (FISH) technology. We are committed to providing reliable testing that is accessible worldwide. The research and development of our FISH assays is done under the guidance of Dr. Jyotsna Shah, Chief Scientific Officer, who has over 20 years experience in the development of diagnostic tools for infectious diseases.
ID-FISH Technology is the leader in the development of diagnostic assays for detection of malaria parasites and other infectious diseases directly from blood smears using our patented FISH technique. FISH is an inexpensive and highly efficient technology that exhibits the sensitivity and specificity demanded in today’s world of high mortality and emerging drug resistance. By optimizing fluorescent probe technology, ID-FISH surpasses the inadequacies of existing diagnostics. Babesia and Bartonella FISH tests are already in use (offered as clinical tests by IGeneX Inc, Palo Alto, CA). In addition, we are the first to develop a test to detect Plasmodium specific RNA directly on a blood smear. Currently, test kits are available for detection of all malaria parasites that cause human disease. Testing includes the ability to differentiate P. vivax and P. falciparum from other malaria parasites. Since these simple and cost-effective tests are highly specific, better management of malaria patients is possible around the world. With your support, we can provide the right diagnoses to millions suffering from malaria.
Looking to the future ID-Fish Technology is focused on and committed to providing adequate and reliable infectious disease tests for worldwide use. Currently we are developing FISH tests for mycobacteria and future plans include development of diagnostic tests for typhoid fever.