Navigation Links
Made-in-Singapore H5N1 diagnostic kit -- detects all known strains of H5N1 virus with a single test
Date:5/29/2012

The close collaboration between scientists from the Experimental Therapeutics Centre (ETC) under the Agency for Science and Technology Research (A*STAR) and clinicians from Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) has enabled the successful development of the most comprehensive and rapid H5N1 bird flu test kit available to date. With this highly advanced kit, doctors can now rapidly detect all existing strains of the H5N1 viruses in a single test with almost 100% accuracy, within a few hours. This is a big boost to public healthcare system and a great stride forward in pandemic preparedness against this highly infectious disease worldwide.

The bird flu virus, scientifically termed as the Avian Influenza [1] virus, is usually lethal to the birds and normally does not transmit to humans. However, highly lethal and contagious strains like H5N1 Avian Influenza A virus that can 'jump' from birds to human have been reported to cause serious infections and even death rates as high as 60% in infected patients [2]. Although anti-viral treatment is available, the potential for H5N1 bird flu virus to spark a pandemic remains a serious threat to public health as most humans do not have immunity to the H5N1 virus. Therefore, to successfully curb the spread of the disease during an outbreak, accuracy and speed of detection on the type of H5N1 virus is of essence for effective infection control intervention and patient management.

The current gold standard for H5N1 detection recommended by the World Health Organization [3] (WHO) is only able to detect three out of the 10 distinct genetic groups (clades 1, 2 and 3). To detect all existing strains of H5N1 with the WHO detection method would not be possible. The made-in-Singapore H5N1 test kit, which is more accurately known as the H5N1 real-time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) assay, is the only detection kit currently available on the market that can accurately and rapidly detect all known stra
'/>"/>

Contact: Dr. Sarah Chang
chang_kai_chen@a-star.edu.sg
65-682-66442
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Ultrasensitive biosensor promising for medical diagnostics
2. VolitionRX Raises Over $1 Million To Begin Clinical Trials of Blood Based Diagnostic Tests
3. Portable diagnostics designed to be shaken, not stirred
4. New diagnostic tool determines aggressiveness of prostate cancer
5. Immunosignaturing: An accurate, affordable and stable diagnostic
6. 2012 Forecast for US Molecular Diagnostics Market Now Available From Global Information Inc.
7. Genetic abnormality offers diagnostic hope for childrens cancer
8. Ambry Genetics Reports Results from Clinical Diagnostic Exome™ Testing of Three Patients
9. Aria Diagnostics announces publication of first peer-reviewed data for new noninvasive prenatal test
10. Lung cancer conference to focus on new diagnostic techniques, potential treatments
11. Combination HPV diagnostic test for head and neck cancer outperformed other tests
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/10/2015)... and TELTOW, Germany , August ... (SMI), a world leader in Eye Tracking Technology ... of its OEM Eye Tracking Platform for integration into ... Platform contains reference designs for seamless integration of eye ... virtual reality HMDs and augmented reality smart glasses. Omnivision,s ...
(Date:8/5/2015)... CHICAGO , August 5, 2015 ... Identity & Access Management Market by Software, Services, Vertical (BFSI, ... Chemical/Pharma), & Geography - Global Forecast to 2020", published ... Access Management Market globally into various segments. The global ... in 2014 to $546.2 Million by 2019, at a ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... 2015 Synaptics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SYNA ), ... that members of the executive management team will present ... Technology Leadership Forum on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at ... at the Sonnenalp Resort in Vail, CO. ... forward-looking information. An audio webcast of the event will ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):SMI Completes OEM Eye Tracking Platform to Cover All Consumer Displays 2SMI Completes OEM Eye Tracking Platform to Cover All Consumer Displays 3Physical Identity and Access Management Market Worth $546.2 Million by 2019 2Physical Identity and Access Management Market Worth $546.2 Million by 2019 3Physical Identity and Access Management Market Worth $546.2 Million by 2019 4
... PHILADELPHIA Clinicians could detect oral squamous cell carcinoma, a ... proteins in saliva, according to a report in the October ... journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. This work ... associate dean for research, at the University of California, Los ...
... for shade-grown Latin American coffee: University of Michigan researchers ... ravages of climate change in the coming decades. ... farmers have abandoned traditional shade-growing techniques, in which the ... In an effort to increase production, much of the ...
... group led by Prof Makoto Tominaga and Dr Takaaki Sokabe, ... small fly, drosophila, has a receptor for noxious heat. The ... published on Oct 1, 2008. It has been ... The research group investigated the function of "Painless" protein, which ...
Cached Biology News:Saliva proteins could help detection of oral cancer 2Green coffee-growing practices buffer climate-change impacts 2
(Date:8/26/2015)... 26, 2015 Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON ... closing of its previously announced public offering of common ... of their option to purchase an additional 731,707 shares ... $41.00 per share.  The exercise of the underwriters, option ... sold by Intrexon to 5,609,756 shares and increased the ...
(Date:8/26/2015)... OXFORD, England , August 26, 2015 ... P2i Ltd against Europlasma NV relating to P2i ... parties have resolved their dispute in the United ... or liability on the part of either party. As a ... the Central District of California dismissed ...
(Date:8/26/2015)... ... 26, 2015 , ... The 2015 Epigenomics & Metabolomics Meeting in ... Asymmetrex to share the first report on progress with its crowdsourcing campaign ... adult tissue stem cells. , With a name like “H2A.Z asymmetry,” the new biomarker ...
(Date:8/25/2015)... ... August 25, 2015 , ... ... research facility in Knapp, Wis. The company has added a AS16 Sharples centrifuge ... detailed data collection during bacterial or fungal fermentation process development. , The ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Intrexon Announces Closing of $230 Million Public Offering of Common Stock including Full Exercise of Underwriters' Option to Purchase Additional Shares 2Intrexon Announces Closing of $230 Million Public Offering of Common Stock including Full Exercise of Underwriters' Option to Purchase Additional Shares 3Intrexon Announces Closing of $230 Million Public Offering of Common Stock including Full Exercise of Underwriters' Option to Purchase Additional Shares 4P2i Settles United States Litigation 2Asymmetrex Reports Positive Indicators for Crowdsourcing Campaign to Evaluate New Biomarker for Counting Adult Tissue Stem Cells for the First Time 2Asymmetrex Reports Positive Indicators for Crowdsourcing Campaign to Evaluate New Biomarker for Counting Adult Tissue Stem Cells for the First Time 3Asymmetrex Reports Positive Indicators for Crowdsourcing Campaign to Evaluate New Biomarker for Counting Adult Tissue Stem Cells for the First Time 4New centrifuge and fermentor expand product development capacity at Vets Plus 2
... SAN DIEGO, Oct. 16 CardioDynamics (Nasdaq:,CDIC), ... technology,has been named to Deloitte,s prestigious Technology Fast ... 50 fastest growing technology, media,telecommunications, and life sciences ... LLP, one of the nation,s leading professional services,organizations. ...
... Rigel,Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: RIGL ) today ... presentations at the AACR-NCI-EORTC,International Conference on Molecular Targets ... They will highlight drug discovery,efforts focused on significant ... like kinase 1 (PLK1) and Janus tyrosine kinase,2 ...
... Stockholder Meeting October 23, IRVINE, California, October ... an orthobiologics company, today announced the,interim tabulation results ... 2007 and adjourned to October 23, 2007. ... 36 percent,of the shares entitled to vote, voted ...
Cached Biology Technology:CardioDynamics Ranked in Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 Program for San Diego 2CardioDynamics Ranked in Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 Program for San Diego 3CardioDynamics Ranked in Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 Program for San Diego 4Rigel to Present Research Programs at Scientific Conferences 2Rigel to Present Research Programs at Scientific Conferences 3IsoTis Reports Interim Results of Vote for Integra Merger 2IsoTis Reports Interim Results of Vote for Integra Merger 3IsoTis Reports Interim Results of Vote for Integra Merger 4
Includes a choice of any 3 EasySep mouse selection kits and EasySep magnet...
... Complete kit for stabilizing 1.5mg of purified ... optimised for the stabilization of aqueous RNA ... methods such as guanidine, phenol/chloroform, silica, oligo ... StabMRT Kits contain all the necessary components ...
Human SEAP ORF, provided in a pORF plasmid. pORF is an expression plasmid selectable with Ampicillin....
...
Biology Products: