High quality insectary

High quality Insectary

With our highly standardised insectary harbouring high volume of Anopheline mosquitoes, we are always ready for malaria vaccine testing, transmission studies, and large scaled sporozoite production for drug discovery projects.

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Production of mosquitos

Our insectary can produce 40,000 An. dirus and An. minimus per week. Our mosquitoes have high blood feeding rates, high infection rates and low mortality rates after being infected with malaria parasite. Our highly standardized insectary harbors a high volume of Anopheline mosquitoes and will always be ready for malaria vaccine testing, transmission studies, and large scaled sporozoite production for drug discovery projects.

Infecting mosquito

Each year we can produce over 100,000 infected mosquito and over 10 billion sporozoites. Our live infected mosquitoes are shipped around the world with almost zero percent mortality once arrive at the final destination.

Logistic handling of mosquito

We have shipped our live infected mosquitoes domestically and internationally (USA, France, UK) for malaria research and vaccine trials. Our staff have provided guidance in setting up mosquito facilities worldwide.

> 20,000

female An. dirus and An. minimus mosquitos produced per week

Over 70 hours

is the time our mosquitos travelled. Cargo class with 100% survival rate!

> 1 Billion

P. vivax sporozoits per year can be produced in our insectary

Efficient lab for malaria diagnosis

Efficient lab for malaria diagnosis

Our high-throughput, highly sensitive molecular methods of malaria detection provide reference quality answers to malaria infection. We process thousands of samples each year.

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Variety of assays

MVRU ได้พัฒนาวิธีวิเคราะห์ระดับชีวโมเลกุลเพื่อตรวจสอบมาลาเรีย ได้แก่ genus- และ species-specific qPCR, qRT-PCR, nested-PCR, และ LAMP การตรวจสอบแกมีโตไซต์ที่ได้มาตรฐาน และทางเรามีเจ้าหน้าที่ที่เชี่ยวชาญด้านกล้องจุลทรรศน์เพื่อดูฟิล์มเลือด

Dedicated laboratory for diagnosis

Higher sensitivity often lead to more contamination in many labs. To reduce contamination, our malaria diagnosis laboratory is located in its own room on a different floor, away from other active laboratories that handle parasite cultures and molecular cloning works.

Automated nucleic acid extraction and PCR setting

We fully utilise the Qiagen-Tropmed Center for Molecular Techniques, a collaborative facility supported by the Faculty of Tropical Medicine and Qiagen, Thailand. The centre, led by Dr. Wang Nguitragool, is fully equipped with latest technology from QIAGEN. Automated molecular-based systems have made possible fast and reliable molecular analysis of malaria. The fast turnaround time is key to obtain real-time data for critical research and intervention purposes.


manual dissection of mosquito salivary gland per hour per person.

> 200 years

Of accumulated P.vivax research experience in our team

36 months

Of P. vivax in-vitro culture - longest

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Access to Malaria endemic areas

Our field laboratories are situated in the midst of Thailand’s endemic areas. They offer unique opportunities to experiment with all human malaria including P. vivax and others parasites ( P. falciparum, P. ovale, P. malariae, P. knowlesi ).

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Field research

Field studies are necessary for closing the knowledge gap in malaria epidemiology and transmission. We work directly with the exposed populations in endemic areas. Over the past 30 years, we have conducted different types of studies in various sites in Thailand, including cross sectional surveys, cohort studies, passive case detection, active follow ups, and mosquito collection by human landing and traps.

Field laboratories

These labs enable short-term in vitro culture, sophisticated sample processing, and mosquito infection experiments. They are also excellent teaching grounds for students and great retreat sites for investigators.

Access to malaria-infected blood

Because P. vivax cannot be maintained in the culture, malaria patients or infected carriers are the only sources of live parasites for research. Working with malaria clinic and local hospitals, we have established access to patients in endemic areas throughout Thailand. Our teams have been deployed to the Thai-Myanmar, Thai-Cambodia, and Southern regions to collect fresh parasites. With our technical and logistical knowhow, we have achieved reliable mosquito infection and short-term blood stage culture for malaria research.

Current projects

We have been working on a wide variety of research areas. Stay up to date with our ongoing projects.

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