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MIKROGEN LAUNCHES FAST AND RELIABLE CORONA ASSAY FOR VIRUS AND ANTIBODY DETECTION!

In December 2019, a pandemic of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus (2019-nCoV), started in the city of Wuhan, capital of Hubei, China.
SARS-CoV-2 is closely related to SARS-CoV-1. Infection is primarily spreadthrough human-to-human transmission via respiratory droplets. Symptoms may range from fever, cough, and breathing difficulties to pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome.

The German Robert Koch Institute points out that for early detection of an infection it is advisable to include SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 detection in the differential diagnostic considerations, if there is a relevant travel history or signs of viral pneumonia of unclear cause. Samples should be taken in parallel from the upper and lower airways, if possible, and tested by RT-PCR.

Most COVID-19 patients show the first antibody response with the beginning of day 5 to day 10 after onset of symptoms.The serological detection of specific antibodies represents the perfect addition to molecular diagnostics. Next to supporting the COVID-19 diagnosis, especially of asymptomatic patients, immune status, most probably  infectivity and the epidemiological distribution of the virus can be dectected.


With immediate effect, MIKROGEN offers the recomWell SARS-CoV-2 IgG assay, an ELISA kit for the reliable detection of IgG antibodies against SARS-CoV-2.

KEY FEATURES
recomWell SARS-CoV-2 IgG / CE-IV
Art. No.: 7304 for 96 determinations

  • Reliable detection of IgG-antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 due to highly purified recombinant nucleocapsid antigen
  • Easy processing with the automated ELISA screening analyzers
  • Many applications possible – supporting diagnosis, for epidemiological studies and the of the immune status and possibly infectivity

Additional serological test systems concering SARS-CoV-2 are in development and will be available soon!


Mikrogen GmbH offers two SARS-CoV-2 RT PCR assays: Firstly, a next version of its well-received Multiplex Real-time PCR assay ampliCube Coronavirus Panel as CE-IVD kit. The assay is able to broadly detect Coronavirus genomic nucleic acids and to differentiate MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV (including new SARS-CoV-2), and seasonal Coronaviruses (CoV-NL63, CoV-OC43, CoV-229E, and CoV-HKU1).

A second PCR test, a SARS-CoV-2 specific screening and confirmatory assay ampliCube Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has been recently made available also with CE-IVD mark.

KEY FEATURES
ampli
Cube Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 / CE-IV
Art. No.: 50143 for 50 rxn
Product information

  • Save and Fast: Screening and Confirmation in less than 3 hours
  • Screening: Detection of RNA from SARS Coronavirus and SARS-Cov-2 with spezific marker in the E-Gen
  • Confirmation: Detection of RNA from SARS-CoV-2 with specific Marker in Orf1a

 

ampliCube Coronavirus Panel / CE-IVD
Art. No.: 50142 for 50 rxn
Product information

  • Save and Fast: Screeningtest for Corona viruses (including SARS-CoV-2), test result in less than 3 hours
  • Detection of RNA from

    • MERS-CoV
    • SARS-Corona viruses (including SARS-CoV-2) with specific marker for screening in Orf1a
    • Humane seasonal circulating Corona viruses (hCoV NL63, OC43, 229E, HKU1)

  • Ideal shorttest for Respiratory samples: Modular combination with ampliCube PCR-Tests for detection of further viral and bacterial pathogens possible


Use of various real-time PCR cyclers possible:
Mic (Magnetic Induction Cycler), Roche LightCycler® 480 Instrument II,
Qiagen Rotor-Gene® Q, Bio-Rad CFX 96, Applied Biosystems (QuantStudioTM 5 Dx), Stratagene Mx3000P, Applied Biosystems (ABI 7500, ABI 7300)

Information for other PCR cyclers on request.

 

 

 

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