Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Scientific Communities
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article

Analytik Jena Subsidiary Obtained Approval for Two New Assays

Published: Monday, July 01, 2013
Last Updated: Monday, July 01, 2013
Bookmark and Share
ELISA-based tests for detection of PRRSV.

AJ Roboscreen, an Analytik Jena company, recently obtained the approval for two new assays for screening of swine sera for PRRSV (porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus) antibodies and for evaluation.

The new ELISA-based tests differentiate into PRRSV Type I (Europe-Type) and Type II (North America-Type).

The ELISA (Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay) is an immunoassay to detect proteins in liquid samples.

"At present PRRSV causes the most important economical loss in pig industry. According to estimates, 70-80 % of all enterprises in Germany are affected by PRRSV. At least 30,000 to 35,000 tests are used for sow and piglet enterprises in Saxony per year; this corresponds to 40 % of all sows in this federal state in Germany. Resulting reproductive problems and pneumonia lead to reduced growth and vulnerability for secondary infection", said Alexander Berka, Manager of the Life Science business unit at Analytik Jena AG.

Infected animals quickly spread PRRSV within a flock via contaminated body fluids.

Losses of 25 € to 250 € per breeding sow and year are estimated. For this reason several vaccination programs are trying to raise immunity of the flocks.

"Effective containment substantially depends on early identification and quick isolation or removal of infected animals", continued Alexander Berka.

Based on a licensing agreement with the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology, Analytik Jena developed the two new assays PRRSV DETECT-ELISA and PRRSV NA/EU TYP-ELISA.

The new ELISAs currently are a unique solution on the market for PRRSV antibody detection and differentiation for effective control and containment of this infectious and economically devastating disease.

Further Information
Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,800+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More Than 4,000+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters

Sign In

Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Analytik Jena Opens Swiss Branch Office in Reinach
Direct service and supply for Analytical Instrumentation customers in the Swiss market.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Analytik Jena AG Supports Bone Marrow Donation Organization
Company to support DKMS in the fight against blood cancer.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Analytik Jena AG Receives Major Order from China
Delivery of EUR 2.5 m in instruments from both core business units of Analytical Instrumentation and Life Science.
Friday, May 08, 2015
Analytik Jena to Acquire Bruker’s ICP-MS Business
Analytik Jena AG has signed a binding agreement to acquire the ICP-MS business of Bruker, the transaction is expected to close in September 2014.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Analytik Jena AG Completes Merger of CyBio AG
Merger became effective upon entry into the commercial register of Analytik Jena AG.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Analytik Jena CEO Klaus Berka Becomes an Advisor of the Fraunhofer IZI
Klaus Berka to advise the institute's management and the Executive Board of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
CyBio to be Merged into Analytik Jena
Analytik Jena AG is planning to merge the business of its subsidiary CyBio AG with its core business in the Life Science business unit.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Analytik Jena Appoints New MD at Japanese Subsidiary
Dr. Marco Tilgner has been appointed new managing director of the Japanese subsidiary AJ Japan as of January 1, 2014.
Monday, December 09, 2013
Analytik Jena Establishes Subsidiary in Thailand
New company to bolster Analytik Jena’s activities in the Southeast Asian market.
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Analytik Jena to Develop Products for Sepsis Diagnostics
Cooperation to continue with the scientific centers for sepsis research in Jena.
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Analytik Jena to Develop Products for Sepsis Diagnostics
Integration of a core team of former employees in the Life Science business unit. Cooperation to continue with the scientific centers for sepsis research in Jena.
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Analytik Jena Increases Stake in Ilmenau-Based ETG to 80.0%
ETG already generates approximately 85.0% of its sales with Analytik Jena.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Analytik Jena AG Acquires UVP, LLC
UVP is a globally-operating provider of predominantly digital imaging systems for applications in proteomics, genomics and plant and animal sciences.
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Analytik Jena Increases Stake in its Subsidiary AJ Roboscreen to 100%
The Jena-based manufacturer of analytical instrumentation technology, life science instruments and optoelectronics has thus integrated another subsidiary further into the Group.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Scientific News
High Throughput Mass Spectrometry-Based Screening Assay Trends
Dr John Comley provides an insight into HT MS-based screening with a focus on future user requirements and preferences.
The MaxSignal Colistin ELISA Test Kit from Bioo Scientific
Kit can help prevent the antibiotic apocalypse by keeping last resort drugs out of the food supply.
"Good" Mozzie Virus Might Hold Key to Fighting Human Disease
Australian scientists have discovered a new virus carried by one of the country’s most common pest mosquitoes.
Non-Disease Proteins Kill Brain Cells
Scientists at the forefront of cutting-edge research into neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s have shown that the mere presence of protein aggregates may be as important as their form and identity in inducing cell death in brain tissue.
Closing the Loop on an HIV Escape Mechanism
Research team finds that protein motions regulate virus infectivity.
New Class of RNA Tumor Suppressors Identified
Two short, “housekeeping” RNA molecules block cancer growth by binding to an important cancer-associated protein called KRAS. More than a quarter of all human cancers are missing these RNAs.
Potential Treatment for Life-Threatening Viral Infections Revealed
The findings point to new therapies for Dengue, West Nile and Ebola.
World’s First Therapeutic Venom Database
Open-source library describes nearly 43,000 effects on the human body.
Biologists Induce Flatworms to Grow Heads and Brains of Other Species
Findings shed light on role of a new kind of epigenetic signaling in evolution, could yield clues for understanding birth defects and regeneration.
Fat Cells Originating from Bone Marrow Found in Humans
Cells could contribute to diabetes, heart disease.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,800+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,000+ scientific videos