TubaSCAN for Chlamydia trachomatis associated infertility and tubal pathology based on host genetic markers.

Subfertility poses an enormous burden on healthcare since 15% of couples subfertility. Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) as most common cause of tubal pathology (TP) and subsequent infertility. Subfertile women get a CT serological test to decide who will get an invasive laparoscopy to assess TP (IVF candidates).

Since 20% of the women CT- but havel TP and up to 45% of the women who are CT serology + do NOT have TP. TubaScan will add host genetic markers in relation to CT susceptibility and severity of infection to the serological testing to better identify women with TP without unneeded laparoscopies.

Servaas Morré
Startup activities

Pre-Seed Grant 2011