The Parasight Systemª Introduces Revolutionary Mobile Medical App to Detect Parasites

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The Parasight Systemª Introduces Revolutionary Mobile Medical App to Detect Parasites

LEXINGTON, Ky., March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — MEP Equine Solutions today announced that they have received a $100,000 Small Business Innovation Research Phase I grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  The grant, which targets animal production and protection, introduces technology to perform a simple on-site test to allow veterinarians and animal owners to diagnose the presence of parasites using smartphone technology.  The Parasight System provides quantitative results in less than five minutes and emails imaged test results with egg count/ type and treatment recommendation to veterinarians and animal owners.

“Current technology using the McMaster slide method is time-consuming and requires both specialized equipment and training Ð in fact, it has made little advancement since its inception over 75 years ago.  Our technology, the Parasight System, introduces a simple, easy-to-use smartphone based diagnostic that provides quantitative imaged results which are emailed to the veterinarian and animal owner in less than five minutes.  It introduces a technology that has previously been unavailable in either the veterinary or agriculture industry. Receiving an outstanding rating for our SBIR Phase I grant from the USDA and related USDA funding will allow us to move forward with our project,” shared Eric Hauck, CEO and co-founder, MEP Equine Solutions.

“We are fortunate to have the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center as a research facility partner.  Their facilities coupled with our dedicated team of experts, including world renowned parasitologist and co-founder, Martin K. Nielsen, PhD, DVM, DEVPC, DACVM, have contributed to the rapid technology advances we have made in such a short period of time.  The tremendous team effort allowed us to determine a rapid mechanism to detect parasites in fecal samples and to differentiate parasite eggs enabling a complete fecal egg count in under five minutes showing ‘glowing’ fecal parasite eggs and their respective count to enable a veterinarian to determine appropriate treatment,” shared Paul Slusarewicz, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer and co-founder of MEP Equine Solutions and University of Kentucky adjunct

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