We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. This includes personalizing content and advertising. To learn more, click here. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies. Cookie Policy.

Features Partner Sites Information LinkXpress
Sign In
Advertise with Us
SINNOWA MEDICAL SCIENCE & TECH

Randox Laboratories

Provides global diagnostic solutions for hospital laboratories, forensic laboratories, research laboratories, pharmac... read more Featured Products: More products

Download Mobile App





World’s Fastest PCR-Based SARS-CoV-2 Test Now Available on Randox-Bosch Vivalytic POC Analyzer

By LabMedica International staff writers
Posted on 29 Oct 2020
Print article
Image: World’s Fastest PCR-Based SARS-CoV-2 Test Now Available on Randox-Bosch Vivalytic POC Analyzer (Photo courtesy of Bosch Healthcare)
Image: World’s Fastest PCR-Based SARS-CoV-2 Test Now Available on Randox-Bosch Vivalytic POC Analyzer (Photo courtesy of Bosch Healthcare)
A rapid new coronavirus test, which provides results for COVID-19 in just 39 minutes, is now available on the Vivalytic, a point of care platform brought to market by Randox Laboratories (Crumlin, UK) and Bosch Healthcare (Waiblingen, Germany).

The test for detection of the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen, is currently the fastest PCR test (the gold standard of test methods) worldwide, and is predestined for decentralized use in mobile test centers at service stations or in airports, so that people who take the test can obtain a reliable result while at the testing site. The advantages of the rapid SARS-CoV-2 test on Vivalytic lie not only in speedy analysis, but also in ease of use. A sample is taken from the nose or throat using a swab, and placed in the test cartridge. Then the cartridge, which contains all the reagents required for the test, is inserted into the Vivalytic device for automated analysis. Available now in Europe, the CE-approved test, which has a sensitivity of 98% and a specificity of 100%, helps avoid time in quarantine, relieve laboratories, and make travel and work safer again.

“Rapid and accurate testing plays a crucial role in identifying cases of Covid-19 – to contain any outbreaks and limit the spread of the virus,” said Dr. Heather McMillan, Molecular R&D Manager at Randox Biosciences. “This new rapid test will be a game-changer in the coronavirus testing landscape by allowing patients to receive their results at the point of care faster than ever before.”

“With our different coronavirus tests and variable analysis strategies, we open up a range of testing scenarios with a Vivalytic device - from screening all the way to supporting differential diagnosis for similar symptoms,” added Marc Meier, president of Bosch Healthcare Solutions GmbH.



Print article

Channels

Molecular Diagnostics

view channel
Image: Schematic representation of Chiari malformation type 1; it involves the lower part of the cerebellum known as tonsils, but not the brain stem (Photo courtesy of Healthline).

Common Brain Malformation Traced to Its Genetic Roots

About one in 100 children has a common brain disorder called Chiari 1 malformation, but most of the time such children grow up normally and no one suspects a problem. However about one in 10 of those children,... Read more

Industry

view channel
Image: uPath HER2 Dual ISH image analysis for breast cancer (Photo courtesy of Roche)

Roche Launches Digital Pathology Image Analysis Algorithms for Precision Patient Diagnosis in Breast Cancer

Roche (Basel, Switzerland) has announced the CE-IVD launch of its automated digital pathology algorithms, uPath HER2 (4B5) image analysis and uPath Dual ISH image analysis for breast cancer to help determine... Read more
Copyright © 2000-2021 Globetech Media. All rights reserved.