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GT Molecular PCR Respiratory Panels and Polio Typing Assays

GT Molecular, a Fort Collins, Colorado-based provider of PCR assays and testing services for wastewater-based epidemiology, has released a series of respiratory panels and polio typing assays for several major PCR platforms. The company said that its assays are optimized for the Qiagen QiaCuity dPCR system; the Bio-Rad QX200 Droplet Digital PCR system and CFX96 platform; and the Thermo Fisher Scientific QuantStudio 5.

The research-use-only respiratory panel includes all primers, probes, and human RPP30 control to assay for SARS-CoV-2, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus. The wastewater-based epidemiology kits are optimized for use with wastewater samples.

The multiplexed respiratory panel incorporates optimized SARS-Cov-2 target to minimize the potential effects of Omicron mutations, and the poliovirus kit can be used to assay for poliovirus types 1, 2, and 3, the company said.

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