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Chlamydial TFI Diagnostic

Chlamydial TFI Diagnosticm

Short Description:
QUT researchers have developed an ELISA serology screening method which may rapidly identify women with Tubal Factor Infertility (TFI) caused by past repeated, chronic and untreated Chlamydia trachomatis infection.

Innovation Summary:
QUT researchers have developed a peptide-based ELISA serology screening method which may rapidly identify women with Tubal Factor Infertility (TFI) caused by past Chlamydia trachomatis infection. The assay detects antibodies against the bacteria C. trachomatis that may be present in the serum of patients after chronic infection.

Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common reportable disease in the USA, with 70-80% of cases believed to be asymptomatic. Fallopian tube damage caused by chronic C. trachomatis infection can be difficult to detect and can often lead to misdiagnosis followed by unsuccessful intrauterine insemination and/or ovulation induction cycles, which can take at least 6 - 12 months to complete. The developed diagnostic has application for infertility testing in a clinical testing environment.


  • Primary Care (GP)
  • Sexual health
  • Family Planning
  • Infertility Management
  • IVF Clinic
Business Opportunity:
QUT researchers have worked closely with Australian IVF clinicians whilst developing and validating this diagnostic. qutbluebox seeks a partner interested in taking a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to bring the chlamydia diagnostic technology to market.

Contact Name:
Dr Tim Evans

Contact Phone Number:
+61 7 3138 9426

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