genesig qPCR Detection Kits

International Animal Rescue q16

International Animal Rescue to use Primerdesign genesig q16 and selected assays

Paris, France and Camberley, UK – 26 February 2019 – Novacyt (EURONEXT GROWTH: ALNOV; AIM: NCYT), an international specialist in clinical diagnostics, announces that through its molecular testing subsidiary, Primerdesign, it has reached a supply agreement with International Animal Rescue. International Animal Rescue will use the Primerdesign genesig q16 real-time PCR instrument to test Orangutans, rescued in Indonesia, for a variety of diseases including plasmodium. Primerdesign will also undertake additional development work to tailor specific assays for testing Orangutans during [...]


NEW! Molecular diagnostic tests to help transplantation and immunosuppressed patients

genesig® Real-Time PCR BKV Kit (CE), and genesig® Real-Time PCR EBV Kit (CE) The new molecular kits have been developed to provide quantitative detection of viral DNA extracted from blood plasma and urine (BKV kit), or blood plasma and whole blood (EBV kit) from immunocompromised patients. The kits have been designed to run using the Roche LightCycler® 480 II PCR instrument. Quantification Standards in the kits are calibrated against the First World Health Organization International Standards for Virus Nucleic Acid [...]


NEW! genesig® qPCR Detection Kits for African Swine Fever Virus

Fast and accurate direction of ASFV infection in pigs, including emerging strain ASFV-SY18 African swine fever virus (ASFV) causes haemorrhagic fever in pigs that leads to high mortality rates in affected herds. Since August 2018, ASFV has caused outbreaks of the disease in large parts of China, leading to 200,000 pigs being culled to try to prevent its spread. This new outbreak has been linked to the emergence of a new strain ASFV-SY18, and the virus has recently been spreading [...]


Novacyt launches two new CE-IVD Marked molecular diagnostic kits

First of an expanding menu of tests for monitoring post-transplantation and immunosuppressed patients Paris, France and Camberley, UK – 21 December 2018: Novacyt (EURONEXT GROWTH: ALNOV; AIM: NCYT), an international specialist in clinical diagnostics, today announces the launch of its next CE-Marked approved molecular products, the genesig® Real-Time PCR BK virus (BKV) Kit (CE) and genesig® Real-Time PCR Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Kit (CE). These clinical products follow the launch of a Zika assay in the second half of 2017 and [...]


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 [...]


Japanese Encephalitis Virus vaccine was running low, here is what you need to know

Japanese Encephalitis Virus (JEV) is relatively unknown, even though it has been the leading cause of viral encephalitis in Asia for the last 20 years. The disease is a mosquito-borne viral infection, which has spread from East Asia to the Oceania region in the last two decades and could spread further into mainland Australia in the coming years. There were false reports that vaccines for JEV were in short supply, which raised concerns, especially in the Philippines. This then lead [...]