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
Abbott Diagnostics- Hematology Division

THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC

  Gold Thermo Fisher Scientific provides analytical instruments, lab equipment, specialty diagnostics, reagents and integrat... read more Featured Products: More products

Download Mobile App





Thermo Fisher Launches CE-IVD Marked Next-Generation TaqPath COVID-19 RNase P 2.0 Assay Kit

By LabMedica International staff writers
Posted on 21 Sep 2021
Print article
TaqPath COVID-19 RNase P 2.0 kit
TaqPath COVID-19 RNase P 2.0 kit
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (Waltham, MA, USA) has launched the CE-IVD marked TaqPath COVID-19 RNase P 2.0 kit, a newly designed test that provides accurate results by compensating for current and future COVID-19 viral mutations.

The kit has been redesigned to detect active SARS-CoV-2 infections by identifying the presence of any one of eight gene targets from the virus. By surveying across multiple genes, the test can net accurate results even as mutations shift the genes they express. The TaqPath COVID-19 RNase P 2.0 kit uses an RNase P control to ensure sample integrity, quality and extraction.

The TaqPath COVID-19 RNase P 2.0 kit uses a newly designed assay to assess nasopharyngeal and nasal swab samples to detect active COVID-19 cases. The test has a turnaround time of about three hours. The first-generation test, TaqPath COVID-19 CE-IVD RT PCR Kit, has been available with a CE-IVD mark since March 2020.

"SARS-CoV-2 is continuing to mutate, and this assay is the latest in our efforts to make sure our tests are future proofed against those variants," said Manoj Gandhi, senior medical director for genetic testing solutions, Thermo Fisher Scientific. "With this product, we are offering customers the next generation of our COVID-19 diagnostic test that has inbuilt checks and balances in the face of emerging variants."

Gold Supplier
Benchtop Auto Sample Transfer Processor
MGISTP-3000
New
Gold Supplier
Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH) Assay
LDH 21 FS
New
Molecular Diagnostic Platform
VERIGENE II System
New
Automated Immunoassay System
GSD Thunderbolt

Print article

Channels

Hematology

view channel
Image: Psoriatic plaques, showing a silvery center surrounded by a reddened border (Photo courtesy of Jane Bianchi, BA)

Hematological Parameters Compared in Psoriasis Patients

Psoriasis is a chronic, immune-mediated disorder that can involve the skin and/or joints. Four clinical types of psoriasis are currently recognized: psoriasis vulgaris (PsV), pustular psoriasis (PP), erythrodermic... Read more

Microbiology

view channel
Illustration

Sysmex Inostics Launches New Ultra-Sensitive Leukemia Blood Test for Early Detection of Cancer Cells Following Initial Therapy

Sysmex Inostics (Baltimore, MD, USA) has developed a new CLIA-validated liquid biopsy test for the detection of Minimal Residual Disease (MRD) in Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) to better help in the fight... Read more

Technology

view channel
Image: QIAreach QuantiFERON-TB (Photo courtesy of QIAGEN N.V.)

Qiagen Launches Novel Tuberculosis Blood Test That Marks Quantum Leap from Traditional TB Skin Test

QIAGEN N.V. (Venlo, Netherlands) has announced the launch and CE marking of QIAreach QuantiFERON-TB test for tuberculosis (TB) infection, in order to help achieve global TB elimination targets by increasing... Read more

Industry

view channel
Image: GastroPanel Quick Test (Photo courtesy of Biohit Healthcare)

Biohit’s Innovative GastroPanel Quick Test Receives CE Mark

Biohit Healthcare’s (Helsinki, Finland) GastroPanel Quick Test, the latest innovation in its unique GastroPanel product family, is now CE marked. The GastroPanel Quick Test is intended for diagnosing... Read more
Copyright © 2000-2021 Globetech Media. All rights reserved.