APOPO’s innovative detection rats technology is based on empirical and published scientific research.
We operate under rigorous standards and regularly publish results in peer-reviewed journals.
View publications below
Or search for mine action, tuberculosis, rats, etc.
Webb E. Caneva Saccardo C., Poling A., Cox C., Fast C. (2020). Rapidly training African giant pouched rats (Cricetomys ansorgei) with multiple targets for scent detection - Elsevier. doi:10.1016/j.beproc.2020.104085
Lewon M., Webb E., Brotheridge S., Cox C. and Fast C. (2019). Behavioral skills training in scent detection research: Interactions between trainer and animal behavior - Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. doi:10.1002/jaba.566
Mulder C, Mgode GF, Ellis H, Valverde E, Beyene N, Cox C, Reid SE, Van't Hoog AH, Edwards TL. (2017). Accuracy of giant African pouched rats for diagnosing tuberculosis: comparison with culture and Xpert® MTB/RIF. - Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2017 Nov 1;21(11):1127-1133.
Edwards T., Browne C., Schoon A., Cox C., Poling A. (2017). Animal olfactory detection of human diseases: Guidelines and systematic review - Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research , Volume 20 , 59 - 73