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altona Diagnostics annually grants two scholarships. In 2021 the traineeship starts in August. Are you interested? The application is open till May 31, 2021.



The 30th Annual Meeting of the Society for Virology from March 24–26 2021 will take place as a digital congress. Having been a regular participant in previous live-event years, altona Diagnostics is proud to join this year’s virtual event as a main sponsor and industrial exhibitor.



FlexStar® is the quick and flexible real-time PCR product line allowing syndrome-based testing of different pathogens. Thanks to the optimized PCR design you will get up to 96 results per real-time PCR cycler in just 1 hour. Both manual use on open platforms or the automated AltoStar® workflow are possible.



The S gene assay of each altona SARS-CoV-2 kit is located in a conserved region coding for the membrane fusion subunit (domain 2) of the spike protein. Until now, we have not found any mutations that would cause our S gene assay to fail.




The S gene assays contained in the RealStar® and AltoStar® SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR kits detect all recently described genetic variants including the strains identified in farmed minks in Denmark and the currently circulating UK variant.