Unlocking health excellence starts with diagnostics

At Ictyodev, we emphasize the critical importance of comprehensively diagnosing the health status of tilapia. This commitment has driven us to create advanced techniques, empowering the producers to respond. Additionally, it positions us at the forefront of vaccine development for emerging diseases.

Our diagnostics offer

We offer diagnostics and disease screening through real-time PCR for most pathogens of tilapia. The list of pathogens we can test for includes, but is not limited to:

  • Streptococcus agalactiae Ia; Ib; III
  • Streptococcus dysgalactiae
  • Streptococcus iniae
  • Lactococcus garvieae
  • Aeromonas spp.
  • Francisella noentunensis subsp. orientalis
  • Edwardsiella spp.
  • TILV
  • Vibrio vulnificus
  • VNN
  • Flavobacterium columnare

We also offer vaccination campaign monitoring through ELISA analysis of serum from vaccinated fish in our Tilapia Health Division.


Introducing Ictyocard, a game-changer for tilapia farmers worldwide! This technology lets you run comprehensive diagnostics with qPCR for most tilapia pathogens in just 72 hours or less after we get your sample. No borders here – the cards are mail-safe, making sample shipping a breeze and cutting down costs. Just pop the Ictyocard in a courier envelope, and you’re good to go! What makes it stand out? The Ictyocard uses top-notch technology featuring sample material adsorption, chemical inactivation and preservation. With 10 sample areas per card, it’s perfect for lab pooling and is a super cost-effective solution. Plus, the sample area size is spot on for purifying nucleic acids. Get ready for hassle-free diagnostics with the Ictyocard!

Pathogens Covered by Ictyocard Technology

  • Bacteria
    • Streptococcus agalactiae Ib
    • Streptococcus agalactiae Ia
    • Streptococcus agalactiae III
    • Streptococcus iniae
    • Flavobacterium columnare
    • Edwardsiella tarda
    • Edwardsiella ictaluri
    • Lactococcus garvieæ
    • Francisella orientalis
    • Aeromonas sp.
  • Viruses
    • ISKNV
    • VNN
    • TiPV

Ictyocard Technology References

Several types of sample submission cards are available, which all employ a similar chemical inactivation approach. Click on the relevant area to the right to see selected research papers and documents that refer to the application of such cards for veterinary diagnostics in general and in aquaculture: