P. falciparum sporozoites

The Parasitology Core Facility provides mosquitoes infected with P. falciparum sporozoites. For this service, PCF staff feeds mosquitoes to gametocytes and 7-10 days post feeding, a sample of mosquitoes is dissected to assess rate of oocyst-stage infection and the cage(s) is(are) handed over to the user for sporozoite harvest. It is the responsibility of the user to request uninfected mosquitoes from the JHMRI Insectary facility. Orders for sporozoites should be placed 5 weeks in advance to when the live sporozoites are needed.

Pricing for P. falciparum sporozoites: $60 per cage containing ~200 infected mosquitoes

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