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December 1 is World AIDS Day. AIDS is caused by the infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Today, viral replication can be suppressed by antiretroviral therapy (ART). With the AltoStar® HIV RT-PCR Kit 1.5, altona provides an CE-marked RT-PCR test to detect and quantify the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) specific RNA (groups M, N and O) in human EDTA plasma.




November 12 is World Pneumonia Day to raise awareness about the toll of pneumonia. To combat pneumonia, it is important to advocate global action by providing vaccines, medication and testing.

altona Diagnostics provides ready-to-use CE-marked test kits for the detection of viral, bacterial and fungal infections of the respiratory tract via real-time PCR technology.




In the summer of 2021, an unusually high number of interseasonal RSV infections were reported leading to an increase of hospitalized infants and children worldwide. The infection number are still high during the ongoing autumn season, for example in Germany. altona Diagnostics supports healthcare providers around the world with real-time RT-PCR tests for the detection of RSV.




Available now: AltoStar® HAV RT-PCR Kit 1.5

altona Diagnostics has launched the CE marked AltoStar® HAV RT-PCR Kit 1.5, an in vitro diagnostic test based on real-time RT-PCR technology for the qualitative detection of hepatitis A virus (HAV) specific RNA in human plasma.




Virtual altona booth at ESCV digital conference

altona Diagnostics will exhibit at ESCV 2021, which will take place from September 15–17,2021. The 23rd Annual Conference of the European Society for Clinical Virology will be using an interactive virtual platform.