FAQ: What products has NEB developed from ongoing basic research in molecular parasitology?

For more than twenty years, NEB has supported basic research in molecular parasitology. It is hoped that this research may contribute towards the development of technologies that can control filarial parasites and therefore improve the quality of life in areas where filarial infections are endemic. The parasitology group at NEB has been working, in collaboration with a number of scientists from various universities and institutions, to discover new potential targets for anti-parasite chemotherapy. We have made available several molecular targets for further investigation, including peptidyl-prolyl cis-trans isomerases (PPIases), chitinases and proteases.