Category: News

2017


03.02

National (U.S.) Colorectal Cancer Awareness

  March is National (U.S.) Colorectal Cancer Awareness month.   This year, Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month comes on the heels of a recent study by the American Cancer Society (ACS) revealing some staggering findings: People born in 1990 have double the risk of colon cancer and quadruple the risk of rectal cancer compared to people in 1950 In 2017, the.... Read Full Article >

2016


10.31

43% of Children Under Five at Risk of Poor Development.What Can We Do?

43% of Children Under Five at Risk of Poor Development. What Can We Do? “An estimated 43 percent—249 million—of children under five in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) are at an elevated risk of poor development due to extreme poverty and stunting. Lancet – Advancing Early Childhood Development: from Science to Scale Recommendations to help reverse this trend include implementing low-cost.... Read Full Article >

2016


10.01

What is the deadliest animal in the world?

What is the deadliest animal in the world? According to the World Health Organization Mosquitoes — one of the deadliest animals in the world  Their ability to carry and spread the disease to humans causes millions of deaths every year. There are several different types of mosquitoes and some have the ability to carry many different diseases. Can you identify.... Read Full Article >

2016


04.25

Today is World Malaria Day!

World Malaria Day On April 25, 2016 people around the world will participate in World Malaria Day, taking part in events to fight against and raise awareness about malaria. Facts about Malaria1 : 3.2 billion people in 97 countries – nearly half of the world’s population –  are currently at risk for malaria disease transmission Roughly 15 countries – mainly.... Read Full Article >

2015


12.23

Distributors in Indonesia wanted

Located in California, USA, an area well known for biotechnology and scientific discovery, CTK Biotech develops and manufactures innovative immunodiagnostic tools, including Rapid Tests, Elisa kits and Positive Controls for the IVD community worldwide.  At present, we are prepared to grow our business in the Indonesia marketplace.  We are an ideal partner in this region due to many of CTK’s products.... Read Full Article >

2015


12.07

Study shows chikungunya virus may cause fatal brain infection

In a recent cohort study published in the journal, Neurology, researchers have shown that the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya may lead to a severe brain infection and even death in infants and people over 65.  The study involved a cohort of patients infected with chickungunya virus during the 2005-2006 outbreak on Reunion Island, off the coast of Madagascar.   Researchers looked at.... Read Full Article >

2015


11.24

Poor sanitation is at the heart of preventable diseases

UNICEF says diarrheal diseases stemming from inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene kill over 800 children under five-years-old every day. Using proper toilets and hand washing – preferably with soap – prevents the transfer of bacteria, viruses and parasites found in human feces which otherwise contaminate water resources, soil and food. This contamination is a major cause of diarrhea, the second.... Read Full Article >

2015


10.13

Meet us at MEDICA 2015 in November

We always look forward to attending MEDICA but this year we’re more excited than ever since we’ll be celebrating CTK Biotech’s 10th anniversary and the launch of numerous new rapid tests in 2015.  We have expanded our prenatal care product line with the first-of-its kind semi-quantitative Rubella IgG/IgM Rapid Test, HSV-1 IgG/IgM Rapid Test and HSV-2 IgG/IgM Rapid Test. With these new.... Read Full Article >

2012


07.23

Chagas: The New AIDS of the Americas?

Neglected tropical diseases are among the most common conditions afflicting the estimated 99 million people who live on less than US $2 per day in the Latin American and Caribbean region. One of these tropical diseases, Chagas, infects more than 8 million people worldwide. While most of those infected are in Latin and Central America, as many as 300,000 live.... Read Full Article >

2012


01.06

The aftermath of natural disasters

Diseases that follow natural disasters cause more deaths than the catastrophe itself with water supplies quickly becoming contaminated by human and animal excrement.  Thailand has recently experienced historical flooding after months of monsoon rain, which has left two out of the three landfills submerged, thereby causing contamination of water supplies and rice fields as garbage floats through the streets.  This.... Read Full Article >