Welcome to the Global Alliance for Rapid Diagnostics (GARD)!
We are a multidisciplinary group of researchers and practitioners from around the world committed to improving global health by reducing infectious diseases through early diagnosis.
Vision: Prevent illness, save lives, and improve quality of life through rapid diagnostics.
Mission: To develop portable, affordable, and globally deployable nano-enabled biosensor technologies for rapid and early detection of infectious diseases in populations who need these technologies the most but who can afford them the least.
"Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed." (Psalm 82:3)
Output: Publications and presentations, joint funding, capacity building (workshops and lectures), student research, and faculty/student training
GARD-related Peer-reviewed Journal Publications:
- Briceno RK, Sergent SR, Benites SM, Alocilja EC. 2019. Nanoparticle-based Biosensing Assay for Universally Accessible Low-Cost TB Detection with Comparable Sensitivity as Culture. Diagnostics, 9:222 (14 p).
- Yrad et al., 2019. Visual Detection of Dengue-1 RNA Using Gold Nanoparticle-Based Lateral Flow Biosensor. Diagnostics, 9:74-88.
- Franco et al., 2019. DNA-based electrochemical nanobiosensor for the detection of Phytophthora palmivora (Butler) Butler, causing black pod rot in cacao (Theobroma cacao L.) pods. Physiology and Molecular Plant Pathology, 107: 14-20.
- Bhusal et al., 2019. Nanoparticle-based Biosensing of Tuberculosis, an Affordable and Practical Alternative to Current Methods. Biosensors, 9(1):1-11.
- Gordillo et al., 2018. Magnetic Nanoparticle-Based Biosensing Assay Quantitatively Enhances Acid-Fast Bacilli Count in Paucibacillary Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Biosensors, 8(4):128-141.
- Zeeshan et al., 2018. Impedance and Magnetohydrodynamic Measurements for Label Free Detection and Differentiation of E. coli and S. aureus using Magnetic Nanoparticles. IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience, 17(4):443-448.
- Lim et al., 2017. Alocilja Magnetic Nanoparticles Efficiently Capture Escherichia coli O157:H7 Isolates. Philippine Journal of Pathology Open Access, 2(2):47-49.
- Contreras et al., 2016. Fabrication of a nanoparticle-based sensor for the detection of dengue virus-3 in Aedes aegypti. International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Appliece Research, 26(3):138-157.
Members are from the following countries:
|Dominican Republic||Sri Lanka|
If interested in becoming a member, please contact Dr. Evangelyn Alocilja at email@example.com.