Applied Biosystems' Multiplex TaqMan Assay for Zika Virus
Applied Biosystems has launched its Multiplex TaqMan Assay for Zika virus. This multiplex assay also detects other arboviruses, including dengue and chikungunya. It uses a one-step real-time PCR master mix to lyophilize once RNA is added. It is optimized for the company's QuantStudio 5 RT-PCR system, but is also suitable for the 7500, 7500 Fast, and other QuantStudio systems, Applied Biosystems said.