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2015-02-25

The RealStar® Influenza S&T RT-PCR Kit 3.0 and the RealStar® Influenza RT-PCR Kit 1.0 facilitate the detection of the drifted influenza A (H3N2) viruses circulating as dominant subtype in the 2014/15 influenza season in Europe:

2014-11-28

The RealStar® Ebolavirus RT-PCR Kit 1.0 is a real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test intended for WHO has accepted the first Ebola in vitro diagnostic for procurement by United Nations and other partners to Ebola affected countries. The product, RealStar® Filovirus Screen RT-PCR Kit 1.0 manufactured by Altona Diagnostics GmbH, was assessed under an emergency quality assessment mechanism established by WHO to address the lack of Ebola tests, and to fast-track countries’ access to reliable testing options.

2014-11-17

The RealStar® Ebolavirus RT-PCR Kit 1.0 is a real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test intended for the qualitative detection of RNA from Ebolaviruses (such as Zaire ebolavirus, (including the Zaire ebolavirus strain detected in the West Africa outbreak 2014), Sudan ebolavirus, Tai Forest ebolavirus, Bundibugyo ebolavirus, and Reston ebolavirus) on specified instruments in EDTA plasma from individuals with signs and symptoms of Ebolavirus infection in conjunction with clinical and epidemiological risk factors.

2014-09-25

From 18-19 September 2014 two lab specialists of the altona diagnostics team were invited to a workshop on laboratory diagnostics on Ebola infections in Real Time PCR hosted at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) in Entebbe in collaboration with the World Health Organization.

2014-09-09

Now available: IVD CE marked version of the RealStar® Filovirus Screen RT-PCR Kit