Video was published on 2016-09-15 06:48:43: The Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) encourages SMEs to develop innovative solutions for government policy and service delivery challenges.
BRII Challenge 1: On-the-spot technology for measuring pyrethroid surface residue
Aircraft cabins and holds are known means of transport for hitchhiker pests and particularly mosquitoes. For this reason, Australia requires aircraft arriving from overseas to be ‘disinsected’ with pyrethroid pesticides before their arrival to prevent the escape and subsequent establishment of exotic mosquitoes and other insects in the country. This is particularly important in the case of exotic mosquitoes that are known vectors of serious human diseases such as dengue, yellow fever and Zika virus disease. Australia is largely free of significant exotic disease vectoring mosquitoes such as the dengue mosquito (Aedes aegypti) and free of the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) and would like to maintain this status.