The altona Diagnostics product portfolio


CE-marked solution for high throughput laboratories. Automates the entire workflow of real-time PCR experiments including DNA and RNA purification.


Real-time PCR solution optimized for fast cycling. Up to 96 PCR results per PCR cycler in just 1h. High flexibility by combining one Amplification Mix with specific Detection Mixes.


Broad range of 50 CE-IVD marked kits and over 60 reagent systems (RUO), as well as several analyte specific reagents for the detection and/or quantification of pathogens.

AltoStar® product line


The AltoStar® product line is our automated real-time PCR testing solution suitable for high-throughput laboratories. The flexible and efficient AltoStar® Molecular Diagnostic Workflow automates your PCR analyses from sample extraction to PCR results and enables full traceability. The AltoStar® Automation System AM16, a pipetting workstation, in combination with the AltoStar® Connect software, is the centerpiece of the AltoStar® Workflow. All AltoStar® reagents are CE-IVD labeled and intended for use as part of the AltoStar® Molecular Diagnostic Workflow. As a one-for-all purification chemistry the AltoStar® Purification Kit 1.5 is designed for both DNA and RNA extraction and validated for use with several sample types. A broad portfolio of PCR kits is available, with a special focus on assays for diagnostics in immunocompromised patients.

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FlexStar® product line


The newly developed FlexStar® product line is the quick and flexible real-time PCR solution to get more results in less time. The optimized PCR design ensures reduced cycler time and allows up to 96 results per real-time PCR cycler in just one hour. The FlexStar® products are combinable ready-to-use PCR assays for quick and syndromic testing to simultaneously detect and identify pathogens. Thanks to the modular product design the FlexStar® (RT-)PCR Amplification Mix can be used with any FlexStar® (RT-)PCR Detection Mix. This system also offers handling flexibility: it allows use in automated workflows and open manual applications. This way, FlexStar® complements the existing AltoStar® and RealStar® portfolio to provide even more tailored solutions for your laboratory requirements.

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RealStar® product line


As altona's initial product line, RealStar® is synonymous with our long-term experience of over 20 years in the development and production of molecular test systems for the fast and reliable detection of common and emerging pathogens. From A like Adenovirus to Z like Zika virus: The wide range of more than 50 CE-IVD labeled real-time PCR kits covers the field of immunocompromised patients diagnostics as well as emerging and tropical infectious diseases. The RealStar® assays have been developed and validated for use on a variety of established real-time PCR cyclers.

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