Real-time PCR Kit for detection of the Zaire Ebola virus launched by Fast-track diagnostics

10:29 EST 7 Jan 2015 | BioPortfolio

07 January 2015: Luxemburg: Fast-track diagnostics, a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of infectious disease detection kits, has released a CE labelled Real-time PCR kit for the detection of the Zaire Ebolavirus – the strain responsible for the current outbreak in West Africa.

The Ebolavirus assay is based on multiplex Real–time PCR so clinicians can deliver fast, accurate diagnoses leading to greater efficiency in the treatment of patients.

“Supporting infectious disease detection in the developing world has always been a priority for Fast-track diagnostics,” said Dr William Carman, CEO of Fast-track diagnostics. “We offer substantial discounts to these countries, as well as to anyone involved in relevant research projects. Therefore we are delighted to expand our extensive portfolio with this new addition.”

Fast-track diagnostics has one of the widest ranges available for single and multiplex kits for infectious diseases. Kits are available for over 100 different pathogens – including viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites - many in multiplex syndrome panel format for commonly faced conditions including Respiratory Infections, Gastroenteritis, Meningitis and Infections of the Immunosuppressed. The entire range is compatible with many standard laboratory Real-time PCR cyclers and extraction methods.

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Note: The Ebola PCR kit from Fast-track diagnostics is currently not FDA approved

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About Fast-track diagnostics

Fast-track diagnostics specialises in the design, development and manufacture of infectious disease detection kits that use Real-time PCR. Assays are validated on clinical samples and detect a comprehensive range of viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites, and are in routine daily use in over 100 laboratories worldwide. Fast-track diagnostics has a commitment to research and diagnostic laboratories in the emerging world and its kits are used by the GABRIEL network for projects funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

For press information, please contact: Phoenix MarCom Ltd. Tel: +44 (0)1480 471045 Fax: +44 (0)1480 471056 Please send sales enquiries to: Fast-track diagnostics Ltd. Seaview No. 2, Qui-Si-Sana Seafront, Sliema SLM 3110, Malta Tel: +356 2765 4052 Fax: +356 2765 4053 NEXT ARTICLE

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