Egomarinus schreef op 28 juni 2022 08:07:Launch of monkeypox assay
Paris, France and Camberley, UK – 28 June 2022 – Novacyt (EURONEXT GROWTH: ALNOV; AIM: NCYT), an international specialist in clinical diagnostics, announces the launch of its research-use-only (RUO) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) monkeypox assay in response to the recent outbreak of the virus in non-endemic countries. The launch of this assay expands Novacyt’s genesig® real-time PCR diagnostic product portfolio and is in line with the Company’s strategy to maintain its position as a global first responder in infectious diseases.
...David Allmond, Chief Executive Officer of Novacyt, commented:
“Our RUO monkeypox assay has been developed in response to the recent outbreak of the virus in non-endemic countries and built around robust design principles and our real-time bioinformatics surveillance to monitor new monkeypox genome sequences. Whilst the risk of transmission of the disease to humans currently remains low, we believe our RUO assays are important tools to assist scientists and clinicians diagnose and monitor emerging infectious disease threats. The launch of this new assay further demonstrates Novacyt’s strength as a global first responder, in line with our strategy, as well as our commitment to expanding our portfolio in infectious disease.”