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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Ellis H., Mulder C., Valverde E., Poling A.,  Edwards T. (2017). Reproducibility of African giant pouched rats detecting mycobacterium tuberculosis - Biomed Central Infectious Diseases. 17:298 
Mulder C., Mgode G., Reid SE. (2017) Tuberculosis diagnostic technology: an African solution … think rats. African Journal of Laboratory Medicine 2017;6(2), a420.
Poling A., Valverde E., Beyene N., Mulder C., Cox C., MGode G., Edwards T. (2016). Active tuberculosis detection by pouched rats in 2014: More than 2,000 new patients found in two countries. Journal of Applied Behaviour Analysis
Bold M. et al (2016). Mine Detection Rats - APOPO - Efficiency and Effectiveness Study using MDR capability. Geneva International Centre for humanitarian demining (GICHD).
Edwards T., Valverde E., Mulder C., Cox C., Poling A. (2016). Pouched rats as detectors of tuberculosis: comparison to concentrated smear microscopy. European Respiratory Journal 00264-2016;
Edwards T., La Londe K., Cox C., Weetjens B. & Poling A. (2015). Effects of schedules of reinforcement on pouched rats’ performance in urban search-and-rescue training. Journal Of Applied Behavior Analysis 2016, 49, 199–204
Reither K, Jugheli L, Glass TR, Sasamalo M, Mhimbira FA, Weetjens BJ, et al. (2015) Evaluation of Giant African Pouched Rats for Detection of Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Patients from a High-Endemic Setting. PLoS ONE 10(10): e0135877.
Poling A., Mahoney A., Beyene N., Mgode G., Weetjens B., Cox C. and Durgin A. (2015) Using giant african pouched rats to detect human tuberculosis: a review. The Pan African Medical Journal. 2015;21:333.