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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Review of winter testing requirements

Welcome back to the latest blog! As we edge closer to the winter season. This year will be a pivotal time for testing compared to previous years. Each year during the winter seasons hospitals are presented with an increase in hospital admissions and busier intensive care units as the risk of developing a virus becomes greater.  During the winter seasons, various viruses peak such as influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and other forms of cold and flu viruses. Those that become [...]

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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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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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Our Master Mixes vs Competitors – Everything you need to know about our Master Mixes!

Welcome to our latest blog! If you are reading this and want to learn more about our high-quality master mixes, you have come to the right place!  Our ISO approved master mixes provide unique enzyme/buffer combinations that allow you to get the best from your testing.  Whether you are looking for a reliable and cost-effective testing process or if you require a one-step quick solution, our master mixes are developed to suit you and your testing requirements. We provide a variety of [...]

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Master Mix Super Offers! – Check them out HERE!

Primerdesign’s Master Mix Super Offers We know it’s only November still, but we couldn’t resist in kickstarting and bringing the Christmas joy to you early!  From today we are offering great deals on our Master Mixes! Yes, you heard that right! We are offering additional Master Mixes for no extra costs!  Wet Master Mix Buy 5ml and get 1ml FREE (Receive 6ml) Simply quote B1FREEMASTERMIX  Catalogue Number Z-PPLUS-“MachineType”-5ml Z-PFAST-“MachineType”-5ml Z-OSPLUS-“MachineType”-5ml Buy 10ml and get 2ml FREE (Receive 12ml) Simply quote B2FREEMASTERMIX  Catalogue Number Z-PPLUS-“MachineType”-10ml Z-PFAST-“MachineType”-10ml Z-OSPLUS-“MachineType”-10ml Buy 20 ml and get 5 FREE (Receive 25ml) Simply quote B5FREEMASTERMIX Catalogue Number Z-PPLUS-“MachineType”-20ml Z-PFAST-“MachineType”-20ml Z-OSPLUS-“MachineType”-20ml   Lyophilised Master Mix Buy 4 [...]

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