On the evening of October 27th, 2022 in Ha Noi, the Viet Nam Union of Science and Technology Associations, in collaboration with the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labor, and the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union organized the Closing Ceremony and awarding of Viet Nam Science and Technology Innovation Award in 2021; celebrates the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Viet Nam Technical Innovation Support Fund VIFOTEC.
At the ceremony, the Organizing Committee decided to award 45 works, including 04 first prizes, 08 second prizes, 14 third prizes and 19 consolation prizes.
Accordingly, the work “Research and development of test strips to quickly detect two toxins ToxA and ToxB of Vibro parahaemolyticus causing acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND) in farmed shrimp in the Southwest region” of Assoc.Dr Trần Văn Hiếu and his associates were honoured to receive the Consolation Prize.
The project contributed to creating the first test strip in the world to detect two toxins ToxA, ToxB causing Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis (AHPND) caused by Vibrio parahaemolyticus as well as to investigate the status of AHPND disease caused by Vibrio parahaemolyticus in centrepiece shrimp farming in the Southwest region. This test strip is based on an antigen-antibody interaction-based method. Therefore, ToxA and ToxB toxins will cause an immune response to produce specific antibodies against the toxin. Based on this principle, when replacing the type of antibody sprayed on the membrane, we can use the test strip to detect other diseases. Therefore, the test strips and the technology of creating test strips of the topic have great potential for application. Currently, because there are no test strips for AHPND caused by Vibrio parahaemolyticus both in the world and in Việt Nam, the socio-economic effects of the research results can be greatly appreciated. In addition, early diagnosis in the field (farm ponds) helps farmers be more proactive in preventing and timely treatment of diseases, effectively contributing to the economic development of farmer households and localities.