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Bayer Diagnostics, Innogenetics

Bayer Diagnostics and Innogenetics have launched their jointly developed Versant HCV Genotype 2.0 assay for hepatitis C virus genotyping. The assay is an upgrade of Bayer’s Versant HCV Genotype 1.0 Assay and is now available for sale in Europe.
In addition to its ability to accurately classify HCV genotypes 1 to 6, the assay now also provides “accurate identification of genotypes 6c-l (formerly known as genotypes 7, 8, and 9) and improves the identification of genotype 1a and 1b,” the companies said in a statement.

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