Behind the scenes

Global bioinformatics surveillance drives innovation in SARS-CoV-2 variant detection tests

Market-leading intelligence is the catalyst behind Novacyt’s ability to anticipate – and respond – to emerging new SARS-CoV-2 variants. Global tracking of virus mutations enables its R & D division to quickly develop tests that not only identify variants of concern (VOCs) – originally identified in countries such as the UK, Brazil, South Africa etc – in less than two hours but also identify and add mutations that are likely to become biologically relevant. Novacyt’s bioinformatics surveillance group has worked with [...]


The Primerdesign Sweet Shop is Closing

As many of you in the UK will be aware, Primerdesign have been running our very own sweet shop, Primersweets, since 2013. Each order that we mail out includes a voucher which can be redeemed for a selection of sweets. This was created as a little way of saying thank you to our UK customers for your business and support. The sweet shop was run virtually by our good friend, Dr Oligoo-Nucleotreat. He served the Primerdesign customers very well, but [...]

Primerdesign Quality Control

Primerdesign’s quality control: The what’s and why’s of ISO certification

Quality is paramount to Primerdesign’s success and reputation. It is critical that customers are confident in the quality and performance of our products. By promoting a culture of improvement, accountability and by maintaining certifications to ISO 13485 and ISO 9001 our aim is to use our knowledge and expertise in qPCR to provide the very best kits in all areas of need. We are proud to adhere to international certification when designing, manufacturing and supplying real-time PCR kits, reagents [...]


An innovative approach to qPCR multiplexing: A Q+A with Sara Arocas-Torrecillas

Primerdesign is proud to present three brand new real-time PCR product ranges to our portfolio. Firstly, genesigMYPLEX qPCR Kit STD is a personalised approach to multiplex assays. You have full control to select any 2 or 3-way combination of the 10 most prevalent STD pathogens in an easy-to-use multiplex qPCR assay. The 10 most prevalent STD pathogens that can be selected include: Chlamydia trachomatis Neisseria gonnorrhoeae Gardnella vaginalis Treponema parvum Herpes simplex type 1 and 2 Trichomonas vaginalis Mycoplasma genitalium Ureaplasma parvum Mycoplasma hominis Ureaplasma urealyticum   Our second new range [...]


Introducing you to Primerdesign’s brand new blog!

We are excited to present to you the launch of Primerdesign’s brand new life science and molecular testing blog. This will be the platform for us to share with you educational content and be a source of thought-leadership. The engaging content that the blog will provide, hopefully will stimulate you to contribute and provide feedback to generate an exciting discussion. The Primerdesign blog will be posting about topical debates, interesting topics and breaking news. We will be providing how-to-guides, and [...]