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
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
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)
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
Edwards TL., Ellis H., Watkins EE., Mulder C., Mgode G., Cox C., Poling A. (2017). Tuberculosis detection by pouched rats: Opportunities for reinforcement under low-prevalence conditions - Behavioural processes. - DOI: 10.1016/j.beproc.2017.05.015