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Vela Diagnostics Zika Virus RT-PCR Test

Vela Diagnostics has launched the Zika Virus RT-PCR Test to be used on the firm's Sentosa PCR workflow. The test can be used in conjunction with the company's other tropical infectious disease tests. Vela previously launched the CE-IVD Sentosa SA Chikungunya RT-PCR Test and the Sentosa Dengue I-IV RT-PCR Test as part of its Tropical Infections Panel. The Zika test is currently research-use-only. Vela will provide Zika virus primer and probe sequences, positive controls, and other reagents to collaborators who are interested in testing the assay as part of its clinical validation studies, the company said in a statement.