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RealStar® SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Kit 1.0 now available


Hamburg, February 20th 2020

altona Diagnostics GmbH announced today the launch of the RealStar® SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Kit 1.0*, a real-time RT-PCR based test for the qualitative detection and differentiation of lineage B-betacoronaviruses (B-βCoV) and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) specific RNA. Read more


Flu season: annual wave of influenza in Germany 2020


The annual wave of influenza varies from season to season. Influenza activity in Germany began in the 2nd week of January 2020 and has currently increased slightly. Read more


Postponed: 19th International Congress on Infectious Diseases (ICID) | Kuala Lumpur | Malaysia

In view of the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak, please be informed that the congress has decided to postpone the 19th International Congress on Infectious Diseases (ICID 2020) that was scheduled to take place on 20-23 February 2020 to a later date.




altona Diagnostics is developing a RT-PCR kit for detection of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)


altona Diagnostics is in the process of developing an assay for the detection of the new coronavirus 2019-nCoV which is going to be put on the market as soon as possible. Read more


IGEM Project 2019 aims to expand the boundaries of Synthetic Biology: Gold Medal


An interdisciplinary group of students from the University Hamburg and Hamburg University of Technology, supported by altona Diagnostics, won a gold medal at the international Genetically Engineered Machine competition 2019. Read more