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Education worldwide - AusbildungWeltweit (BMBF) / "Einfach mal machen"


Our Student Marketing and Communication participated in the BMBF programme for the international workplace trainings organized by AusbildungWeltweit ( Read more



Extension of RealStar® Enteric Viruses and Bacteria PCR Panel

The RealStar® Astrovirus RT-PCR Kit 1.0 is a reagent system, based on real-time PCR technology, for the qualitative detection of human-pathogenic mamastrovirus species 1 (all serotypes 1-8) specific RNA.


iGEM Team Hamburg developed the first sustainable malaria prevention method


An interdisciplinary group of students from the University Hamburg and Hamburg University of Technology supported by altona Diagnostics, developed a Sustainable Human-Imitating Elimination & Lure Device (S.H.I.E.L.D.), specifically targeting malaria mosquitoes. With interdisciplinary effort, iGEM Team Hamburg won a gold medal at the international Genetically Engineered Machine competition. Read more


altona Diagnostics launches CE-IVD marked AltoStar® HHV-6 PCR Kit for AltoStar® Workflow


The following product is now CE-marked for the AltoStar® Molecular Diagnostic Workflow:

AltoStar® HHV-6 PCR Kit 1.5 (Ref: AS0311513)

for the detection and quantification of human herpesvirus 6A (HHV-6A) and human herpesvirus 6B (HHV-6B) specific DNA in in human plasma and whole blood within the AltoStar® Workflow.


EU together we protect - A humanitarian crisis: how the EU helped contain Ebola in Africa


A humanitarian crisis: how the EU helped contain Ebola in Africa

With Ebola raging in West Africa, the EU helped hundreds of people from across Europe join forces to tackle the outbreak.