‘β NOVA’ VNN Diagnostic Kit

Viral nervous necrosis (VNN) is a serious viral disease of finfish affecting more than 70 fish species worldwide including India. The disease is transmitted both vertically and horizontally causing mortality up to 100% in larval and juvenile stages. Early diagnosis is the key for successful control of the disease. ICAR- CIBA has developed sensitive, user friendly and cost effective RT-nested PCR kit for the early diagnosis of VNN. The kit is a substitute for imported technology in terms of cost effectiveness and easy availability.

The Technology

  • Kit developed based on the amplification of the coat protein gene.
  • Developed based on indigenous technology.
Technology Benefits
  • Kit offers a rapid, specific and sensitive diagnosis of the disease.
  • Efficiently detects both clinical and sub-clinical infections.
  • Detects disease in both wild and culture fishes.
  • The kit is the first of its kind indigenously developed in the country.



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