NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — South Korean molecular diagnostics firm Bioneer announced on Wednesday the availability of a molecular test kit for the Ebola virus that it has developed in collaboration with the Nigerian National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA).

Specifically, the company's AccuPower EBOV real-time RT-PCR kit is optimized for detection of the Zaire subtype of the Ebola virus associated with recent outbreaks in Africa. Bioneer has worked with NABDA since April to develop means to rapidly detect this subtype.

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