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Malaria, which is caused by one of the 5 human pathogenic Plasmodium species, is a severe illness in tropic and subtropic regions. altona Diagnostics offers two in vitro diagnostic tests, based on real-time PCR technology, for the detection of Plasmodium spp. specific DNA.





altona has developed the first commercially available PCR test for the detection of yellow fever, the RealStar® Yellow Fever Virus RT-PCR Kit 1.0. The test is featured on the start page of the WHO “Eliminate yellow fever epidemics (EYE)” website:





After a long break of 3 years, we can finally meet again live at an ECCMID congress and set up our altona booth (#1-37.1).

Our professionals are already looking forward to the exchange on site. Come by and have a one-to-one conversation with one of our sales representatives. You’ll learn about our latest products and find out first-hand what you need to know about the IVDR. In addition, our experts will explore with you the AltoStar® Automation System AM16 with its flexibility and application versatility.





14 April is World Chagas Disease Day, one of the WHO global health days. Worldwide about 6–7 million people are currently infected with the parasite T. cruzi and most of them are living in Central and South America. Testing is crucial to fight Chagas disease. With the RealStar® Chagas PCR Kit 1.0 altona Diagnostics provides an in vitro diagnostic test for the qualitative detection of Trypanosoma cruzi specific DNA.





The altona spring exhibition tour goes on:


Scientific Spring Meeting KNVM & NVMM 2022 from April 05 – April 06, 2022 in Arnheim, Netherlands

REMMDI 2022 from April 07 - April 09, 2022 in Regensburg, Germany

32nd ECCMID from April 23 – April 26, 2022 in Lisboa, Portugal

We look forward to welcoming you on our altona booth!