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Press archive

2015-07-22

altona Diagnostics Receives Emergency Use Authorization of RealStar® MERS-CoV RT-PCR Kit U.S.

On July 17, 2015, altona Diagnostics GmbH received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the RealStar® MERS-CoV RT-PCR Kit U.S.

2014-11-28

First Diagnostic Test for Ebola Accepted by WHO

RealStar® Filovirus Screen RT-PCR Kit 1.0 (CE marked regulatory version) was listed as eligible for WHO procurement on 25 November 2014.

2014-11-17

altona Diagnostics Receives Emergency Use Authorization of RealStar® Ebolavirus kit

On November 10, 2014, altona Diagnostics GmbH received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the RealStar® Ebolavirus RT-PCR Kit 1.0.

2014-08-28

Real-time RT-PCR based assays for Ebolavirus

altona Diagnostics GmbH recently added a real-time RT-PCR based assay for identification of the five Ebolavirus species and Marburgvirus to their product portfolio. Together with their already existing RealStar® Filovirus Screen RT-PCR Kit for first-line analysis, which is currently used in the epidemic epicenter in West-Africa by the European Mobile Laboratory, altona Diagnostics offers a comprehensive assay family for the detection and characterization of filovirus RNA from human sample material.