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altona Diagnostics launches CE-IVD marked AltoStar® Molecular Diagnostic Workflow

Automate your Real-Time PCR infectious disease testing with our newly developed system.


Cooperation project of MTA training for highly motivated refugees starts in August 2017

Together with our local partners we initiated a new cooperation project to contribute the process of integrating refugees. As first trainee Mustafa Abdulrazak Jadaa starts his medical technical assistant education in August.  


Coming soon: altona Diagnostics' RealStar® Chagas Virus PCR Kit 1.0

altona Diagnostics’ RealStar® Chagas Virus PCR Kit 1.0: first results were represented at ECCMID in April 2017. A new real-time PCR assay for the detection of Trypanosoma cruzi will be launched in June as RUO kit version and in Q1 next year as CE kit version. 


altona Diagnostics Test for Zika virus accepted by WHO

WHO has accepted the first Zika virus Diagnostic test eligible for procurement agencies and Member States. The RealStar® Zika Virus RT-PCR Kit 1.0 manufactured by altona Diagnostics was assessed under the Emergency Use Assessment and Listing Procedure (EUAL) opened to candidate in vitro diagnostics (IVDs) intended for Zika virus diagnosis in February 2016.


altona Diagnostics' RealStar® Zika Virus RT-PCR Kit 1.0 receives EUA for Korea

altona Diagnostics’ RealStar® Zika Virus RT-PCR Kit 1.0 received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the Korea Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (KCDC).