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NSW DPI - Tussock Weed Diagnostic test kit

Opportunity for

  • Commercial diagnostics services, medical or agricultural device manufacturers interested in commercialising a new rapid in-field Tussock Weed Diagnostic test kit
  • Local land care services or government agencies interested in partnerships surrounding use of the device

Opportunity description

Industry challenge:

Invasive tussock weeds in Australia significantly affect native grass biodiversity and productivity of agricultural pastures. They are difficult to distinguish from native grasses and this delays early in-field detection of new infestations, leading to increased costs and difficulties of later controls.

Surveillance and detection of Tussock Weeds is prioritised in the National Biosecurity Protocol for invasive species.

Current opportunity:

New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) have developed a diagnostic test kit for the accurate identification of two high profile tussock weeds, with facility for rapid and inexpensive deployment in the field. This test kit allows identification of tussock weeds by non-specialists within a one-hour time frame, requiring only inexpensive hardware and minimal practice.

NSW DPI are seeking commercial diagnostics services, medical or agricultural device manufacturers interested in commercialising this device to support the ongoing detection and surveillance of Tussock Weeds. Global trade or biosecurity agencies interested in partnerships surrounding use of the device are also encouraged to enquire to explore opportunities to integrate this new device with existing biosecurity tools and diagnostics.

Potential Other Applications:

This methodology could be modified for diagnostics of other priority weeds, pathogens and pests expanding the growing range of commercial applications available for agricultural bio-security surveillance.

Opportunity type

Seeking investment, Seeking partners

Express interest by

5 October 2022

Readiness

Mid (TRL 5)
Proof of concept in the laboratory then in the field resulting in the development of a minimum viable product (MVP).
What does this mean?
Describes the stage of the challenge or opportunity being pursued.

Opportunity led by

Multiple industries
Alternative protein Aquaculture Beef cattle Cereal grains Cotton Cross industry Dairy Eggs Forestry Fruits Game Honey bees Natural capital assets Nuts Oilseeds Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Pork Poultry Pulse grains Sugar Vegetables Wild catch fisheries

New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI)

Join New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) to undertake R&D, innovate, accelerate and create pathways to …

Multiple industries
Alternative protein Aquaculture Beef cattle Cereal grains Cotton Cross industry Dairy Eggs Forestry Fruits Game Honey bees Natural capital assets Nuts Oilseeds Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Pork Poultry Pulse grains Sugar Vegetables Wild catch fisheries
  • Location

    New South Wales, coordination in international markets

  • Organisation type

    Government agency

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Focus areas

Sustainabilities

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Opportunity for

  • Commercial diagnostics services, medical or agricultural device manufacturers interested in commercialising a new rapid in-field Karnal Bunt Diagnostic test kit
  • Led by

    New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI)

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking investment, Seeking partners

  • Express interest by

    5 October 2022

  • Readiness
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    Commercial optimisation of the product/service, testing and commercial distribution.

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