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altona supports fighting Chagas disease with PCR test kit

On the 14th of April is World Chagas disease Day. Chagas is a neglected tropical disease and is endemic in about 21 countries in the Americas. It is vector-borne and caused by Trypanosoma cruzi, a protozoan parasite. With the RealStar® Chagas PCR Kit 1.0 altona Diagnostics provides an in vitro diagnostic test for the qualitative detection of T. cruzi specific DNA.

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altona Diagnostics goes ECCMID

altona Diagnostics invites you to the 33rd European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Copenhagen. We are proud to participate with our new 55 sqm booth C3/17, promoting our AltoStar® automation system as well as our broad real-time PCR test portfolio.

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Launch of RealStar® Hantavirus PCR kits RUO

Two RealStar® Hantavirus PCR kits are out now. The RealStar® Hantavirus-HPS RT-PCR Kit 1.0 (RUO) is a reagent system, based on real-time PCR technology, for the qualitative detection of RNA specific for hantavirus species causing pulmonary syndrome (HPS). The second new product, the RealStar® Hantavirus-HFRS RT-PCR Kit 1.0 (RUO), is designed for the qualitative detection and differentiation of RNA specific for hantavirus species causing hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS).

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