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altona Diagnostics receives CE-IVD mark for HCV RT-PCR test

Hamburg, February 07, 2019 altona Diagnostics GmbH, today announced the launch of the AltoStar® HCV RT-PCR Kit 1.5, an in vitro diagnostic test, based on real-time RT-PCR technology, for the detection and quantification of hepatitis C virus (HCV) specific RNA (genotypes 1 to 6).

The AltoStar® HCV RT-PCT Kit 1.5 represents altona Diagnostics first List A test, in compliance with the in vitro Diagnostic Directive (IVDD) 98/79/EC.


27e NVAMM-Symposium - Microbiologie in Beeld, | 15.02.2019 | Den Bosch, Netherlands

27e NVAMM-Symposium  2019 will be held at Verkadefabriek, Boschdijkstraat 45, 5211 VD Den Bosch| Netherlands

Meet us on our booth.



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