Online survey about exposure to ticks and Lyme Disease in Scotland | closes end of October | 15 October 2012


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Do you live in Scotland and participate regularly in outdoor activities for work or leisure?

Do you have a few minutes to complete a simple online survey?

We are Xeroshield, an Edinburgh-based life sciences company specialising in innovative methods of insect control.

We are currently undertaking a proof of market study with a view to developing an innovative device for the removal of ticks from humans and pets, combined with a laboratory service for the detection of the Lyme disease parasite in ticks collected and immobilised using the device.

We also hope to collect data about general awareness of ticks and Lyme disease in Scotland, particularly amongst groups at higher risk of exposure to the disease, such as those engaged in outdoor leisure activities or working in outdoor rural occupations.

If you regularly participate in outdoor work or leisure activities (including dog walking or gardening), please take a few minutes to fill out our questionnaire.

TO COMPLETE THE QUESTIONNAIRE ONLINE, PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WY2J5L9

Our study complies with the Data Protection Act of 1998. The information you provide will be treated in strict confidence and we will not pass your details onto any third parties. However, we may contact you to see if you would be willing to participate in later stages of the study, which may include semi-structured interviews and/or focus groups.

If you are interested in hearing about how the study progresses or would be interested in taking part in later stages of the study, please make sure to fill in your contact details at the end of the questionnaire.

If you have any questions regarding the project and/or questionnaire please do not hesitate to contact Xeroshield:

Cristina Ayala
Xeroshield Ltd
Wallace Building, Roslin BioCentre
Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9PP

E-mail: cristina@xeroshield.com

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