COVID-19

COVID-19 in the winter season – overcoming new challenges with the Winterplex™

Distinguishing COVID-19 infection from other respiratory illnesses is of crucial importance in controlling the spread of the disease. This is especially true during the winter months, where there is a surge in flu cases as well as other illnesses. The genesig® SARS-CoV-2 Winterplex enables clinicians to simultaneously test for COVID-19 and other winter illnesses, providing reliable results in under two hours.   As we enter the winter months of 2020, there are several unknowns about how the severity and spread of COVID-19 [...]

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Want to know more about Novacyt’s Near-Patient Testing System?

Novacyt’s Near-Patient Test System (NPTS) for COVID-19 Introduction The value of testing for COVID-19 is well documented not only in the UK, but globally as we reflect on how the disease has spread and impacted countries differently. Whilst testing is widely accepted as the greatest weapon we currently have against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, implementation has not been without its challenges as various issues have limited healthcare systems in being able to reach their targets for desired testing output, as well as [...]

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Revolutionising your testing with exsig™ COVID-19 Direct

Hello! Welcome back to our latest blog. All departments have been working tirelessly to find an innovative solution following the bottle-neck of scarce raw materials that clinicians require to test.  SARS-CoV-2 is a continuing pandemic and the demand for the hard to source raw materials continues to be a challenge for many laboratories. Here at Primerdesign we are fully focused on supporting global efforts in the fight against this deadly disease.  Early and accurate diagnosis is pivotal in disease control.  We are [...]

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Introducing exsig™

    We are proud to have launched exsig™ a family of extraction workflow products tailored to suit your requirements in testing.  exsig™ is a product range like no other consisting of various products from complete workflow solutions to enhanced magnetic bead technology, so if one product doesn’t suit your needs another will. Together exsig™ can bring to your lab a solution that works on getting the most out of your sample from start to finish to give you great quality and trustworthy results. exsig™ COVID-19 Direct exsig™ COVID-19 [...]

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Maximising COVID-19 Capacity at Primerdesign

Welcome to our latest blog! There have been many changes since our last blog, worldwide and within the company, our strong commitment to support testing remains.  Since our last update, we have heavily expanded our production and manufacturing capacity to ensure we can meet the demand of COVID-19 testing and help support in the fight against this pandemic. “Our primary focus today is to expand Primerdesign’s manufacturing capacity as quickly as possible to service the continued significant demand for our COVID-19 test.” There [...]

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1 Vs 2 gene COVID-19 Assay… Find out from our experts which is best for testing during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Welcome to our latest blog! There has been a lot of talk about two gene targets on the market for COVID-19 tests? Are we right? In this blog, we will clear up the questions and answers you have and what truly is better; a 1 gene target or a two-gene target in light of the pandemic we face today.  Read more and find out what our expert scientists in R&D have to say. Multi-gene target rationale origin A multi-target rationale is a [...]

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Primerdesign launches Coronavirus qPCR pathogen detection kit designed to detect the latest outbreak 2019-nCoV

In light of recent events unfolding in China with the outbreak of Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) spreading across to other countries with over 17,000 infected and over 550 fatalities, Primerdesign has launched one of the first qPCR pathogen kit to detect the latest strain causing a global outbreak.  The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared this outbreak a global health emergency and WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated in a press conference “The main reason for this declaration is not what is happening [...]

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