NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Altona Diagnostics said today that its RealStar Zika Virus RT-PCR Kit 1.0 has been listed by the World Health Organization as eligible for procurement agencies and member states.

The designation enables Altona's test kits to be procured in certain low- and middle-income countries with global health donations earmarked for diagnostics.

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