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Real-time PCR Kit for Detection of the Zaire Ebola Virus

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Fast-track diagnostics has released a CE labelled Real-time PCR kit for the detection of the Zaire Ebolavirus - the strain responsible for the current outbreak in West Africa.

The Ebolavirus assay is based on multiplex Real-time PCR so clinicians can deliver fast, accurate diagnoses leading to greater efficiency in the treatment of patients.

“Supporting infectious disease detection in the developing world has always been a priority for Fast-track diagnostics,” said Dr William Carman, CEO of Fast-track diagnostics. “We offer substantial discounts to these countries, as well as to anyone involved in relevant research projects. Therefore we are delighted to expand our extensive portfolio with this new addition.”

Fast-track diagnostics has one of the widest ranges available for single and multiplex kits for infectious diseases. Kits are available for over 100 different pathogens - including viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites - many in multiplex syndrome panel format for commonly faced conditions including Respiratory Infections, Gastroenteritis, Meningitis and Infections of the Immunosuppressed.

The entire range is compatible with many standard laboratory Real-time PCR cyclers and extraction methods.