NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics has developed a real-time PCR assay for Zika virus and intends to apply for Emergency Use Authorization for the test in the US.

The test, which is currently for research use only, is designed to run on Siemens' Versant kPCR molecular diagnostic platform, but can also be performed on other qPCR platforms. However, Siemens also plans this month to launch the sample prep module of the Versant platform in the US as a registered Class I device which can be paired with the Zika test.

Get the full story with
360Dx Premium

Only $95 for the
first 90 days*

360Dx Premium gives you:
✔ Full site access
✔ Interest-based email alerts
✔ Access to archives

Never miss another important industry story.

Try 360Dx Premium now.

Already a 360Dx Premium member? Login Now.
Or, See if your institution qualifies for premium access.

*Before your trial expires, we’ll put together a custom quote with your long-term premium options.

Not ready for premium?

Register for Free Content
You can still register for access to our free content.
Jul
24
Sponsored by
Qiagen

In this webinar, Dr. Fergus Couch from the Mayo Clinic will present data from a large study that used a targeted sequencing panel to determine pancreatic cancer risk associated with inherited mutations in several cancer predisposition genes.

Jul
25
Sponsored by
Streck

This online seminar will discuss the advantages of incorporating molecular testing into the microbiology laboratory to aid in the identification of relevant antibiotic resistance mechanisms. 

Aug
09

In this two-part webinar, Dr. Elin Gray, from Edith Cowan University, and Ms. Weiwei Zhao, from Kingmed diagnostic, will compare the highly sensitive, multiplexed UltraSEEK technology, on the MassARRAY system, to digital droplet PCR (ddPCR) results on melanoma and non-small cell lung carcinoma samples.