SARS-CoV-2 sample pooling

Sample pooling for SARS-CoV-2 testing

Interested in sample pooling?

Interested in sample pooling?

Take a look on this interesting publication about efficient pooling for SARS-CoV-2 testing. The researchers have prepared 94 pools of 10 samples (a total of 940 nasopharyngeal swab samples) which were previously tested for SARS-CoV-2 and assigned them with random numbers. Then, they have used the pools for automated viral RNA purification and subsequent RT-PCR analysis to identify positive pools.

SARS-CoV-2 variant detection

Variant identification

New solutions for SARS-CoV-2 variant identification

New solutions for SARS-CoV-2 variant detection

The observation of variants makes it necessary to take a deeper look on positive SARS-CoV-2 detection results. PerkinElmer has now developed two new solutions to identify variants of SARS-CoV-2.

The PKamp™ VariantDetect™ SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Assay is based on real-time RT-PCR multiplexing technology and enables the identification of known variants from positive samples (B1.1.7, B.1.351, P.1).

The NEXTFLEX® Variant Seq™ SARS-CoV-2 Kit for Illumina® sequencing enables the identification of existing and new variants of the SARS-CoV-2.

For research use only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

chemagic 360 instrument in HIV research

chemagic 360 instrument for HIV research

chemagic™ 360 instrument for HIV studies

chemagic™ 360 instrument in HIV research

Take a look on this interesting publication and learn how the chemagic 360 instrument can help to study the human immunodeficiency virus. In this case the reduction of the HIV-1 integrase efficiency was determined in patients showing drug resistance mutations in reverse transcriptase.