We Train Rats To Save Lives

APOPO addresses global issues through research, development and deployment of scent detection technology at its training and research center in Tanzania and seven other countries

finding landmines

Over 60 countries and states suffer from the blight of hidden landmines. APOPO's landmines detection rats ignore scrap metal and only detect explosive scent, making them much faster at finding landmines than metal detectors.

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detecting tuberculosis

Detecting tuberculosis remains one of the biggest challenges facing medical professionals. APOPO‚Äôs TB detection rats can check 100 samples for tuberculosis in 20 minutes; the same task would take a lab technician up to 4 days. Suspect samples are re-checked using LED fluorescence microscopy.

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