Scientific Publications

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.

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Fiebig L., Beyene N., Burny R., Fast C., Cox C., Mgode G. (2020). From pests to tests: training rats to diagnose tuberculosis - European Respiratory Journal. doi:10.1183/13993003.02243-2019
Negussie B., Alemu S., Ben T., Kidist B. (2021). The impact of COVID-19 on the tuberculosis control activities in Addis Ababa - Pan African Medical Journal. 2021;38:243.
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
Ellis, H.; Watkins, E.; Cox, C.; Sargisson, R.; Edwards, T. (2019). Trialing a semi-automated line cage for scent detection by African pouched rats - Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice. DOI:10.1037/bar0000095
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
Mgode G., Cox C., Mwimanzi S. and Mulder C. (2017). Pediatric tuberculosis detection using trained African giant pouched rats - International Pediatric Research Foundation. doi:10.1038/pr.2018.40 
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.
Fast C., Bach H., McCarthy P., Cox C. (2017); Mine Detecting Rats Make an Impact in Cambodia. The Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction (Issue 21.2)