In 2011 we, together with the Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania, have received an innovation grant from the UBS Optimus Foundation.

For this project we developed a first-line house screen product based on a unique coating with fungus spores that can effectively kill mosquitoes. Fungi are promising novel (biological) mosquito control agents that can complement existing mosquito-borne disease interventions.  Added benefit from fungus infection is that it counteracts resistance as a late life killing agent and it makes insecticide resistant mosquitoes susceptible for insecticides once more.