Biotecon Diagnostics, Potsdam, Germany, has launched its own Microproof SARS-CoV-2 screening/identification kits, which are available immediately for purchase and can be distributed globally.

“I am extremely proud of our team of scientific researchers and experts, who in a short space of time have managed to develop, manufacture, and market such high-quality real-time PCR tests for the qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2,” says Kornelia Berghof-Jäger, PhD, chief executive officer of Biotecon Diagnostics. “It is the latest addition to a whole coronavirus product portfolio we have aimed at expanding the availability of diagnostic testing and supporting the massively impacted healthcare systems.”

The Microproof SARS-CoV-2 screening/identification kits can be run on many commonly used real-time PCR instruments, including LightCycler480 II, Applied Biosystems 7500 Fast, and CFX96. The test returns results in less than 1.5 hours.

Microproof SARS-CoV-2 screening/identification kits are currently available for research use only, with CE marking and FDA emergency use authorization pending. The assays are based on reference methods from the World Health Organization.

For more information, visit Biotecon Diagnostics.