Dx Focus: Altona Dx's Filovirus Typing Assay; Clinical Genomics' Blood-based Bowel Cancer Dx | GenomeWeb

Germany's Altona Diagnostics said this week that it has launched the RealStar Filovirus Type RT-PCR kit, a real-time PCR assay for identification and differentiation of the five Ebolavirus species and Marburgvirus.

Together with its existing RealStar Fliovirus Screen RT-PCR kit, which is currently being used by the European Mobile Laboratory in the epidemic epicenter in West Africa, Altona now offers a comprehensive assay portfolio to detect and characterize filovirus RNA from human sample material, the company said.

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