genesig qPCR Detection Kits

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 [...]

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Learn more about COVID-19 antibody testing

Learn more about our range of COVID-19 solutions and how they could help with your diagnostic needs. As we enter 2021, we also move into a new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. Health services must be prepared to respond to new challenges, including the resurgence of the virus, the emergence of new strains, coordinating the roll-out of vaccination programmes, and supporting patients with ‘long covid1.’ The development of reliable mass testing services is crucial in limiting the spread of COVID-19. Novacyt’s [...]

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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on other diseases

Despite the introduction of protective measures, the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to take hold across the world. The latest data from the World Health Organisation indicates that over 40 million cases and 1.1 million deaths have been reported, with the spread of SARS-CoV-2 continuing to accelerate1. Aside from the direct implications on individuals, their families, and our collective lifestyles, there are also profound indirect effects of rising infection rates. These include barriers to accessing essential healthcare, mental health impacts, limited [...]

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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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Why No Two Products Are Equal…

In this blog, we take a look at technical design problems with primer/probes if not designed to the standard required. The design process is a pivotal part of the process in the manufacturing of primer/probe that will enable it to function as well as possible. Good primer design is vital in providing a successful PCR reaction and to ensure quantitative, accurate and interpretable results in your qPCR testing. There are many factors and to take into account when designing the [...]

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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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All things Listeria and combating the deadly bacterium!

What is Listeria? Listeria monocytogenes (genus listeria) is a bacterium illness that causes listeriosis. Listeria can be found in unpasteurised milk, dairy products, soft cheeses (camembert or brie) and chilled ready to eat foods like prepacked sandwiches, pâte and deli meats.  Listeria is well known for serious symptoms that can hospitalise and cause death in certain groups of people, those with weakened immune systems or those suffering from long term health conditions such as Cancer. Listeria can be found in any stage of the [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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