NAAS, Ireland, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- A highly sensitive, easy-to-use test that accurately detects bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) was selected as the Best New Veterinary Product for Diagnostics in the annual Animal Pharm Awards. BoVir(R) BVDV real time PCR test was selected for its excellence and innovation by an independent judging panel representing members of the global community of animal sciences practitioners and professionals. The award was presented September 25, 2007, during a black-tie ceremony at Gibson Hall, London, UK.
The newly available BVDV test was developed by AnDiaTec GmbH of Germany, and is distributed globally by Enfer Diagnostics. According to Animal Pharm, the worldwide news service for the animal health industries and sponsor of the competition, "the panel of judges believed that BoVir made eradication of BVDV a realistic option for cattle producers."
"We are very pleased that BoVir(R) has been recognized as a diagnostic test that provides veterinarians, laboratories, and herd managers with an accurate, one-step, and cost-effective solution for successful BVDV eradication," said AnDiaTec developmental geneticist and company owner, Dr. Johannes Kehle upon accepting the award. "Now a farmer can be sure that BVDV detection is early, accurate, and reliable."
According to the judges, BoVir(R) was selected as best in the diagnostic category for its ability to address the four key issues that make current BVDV detection problematic -- the test is easy to use, it's highly sensitive and specific, it provides unprecedented early detection of the virus, and it produces the most advanced genotype and strain diversity detection.
"Our unique, proprietary lysis buffer eliminates the need for the
costly, labor-intensive, and time-consuming RNA extraction step, which
further eliminates the complicated error-prone steps often associated with
inhibiting high throughput molecular labs," said Dr. Kehle. "In addition,
|SOURCE Enfer Diagnostics|
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