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Erba-Transasia unveils MonkeyPox PCR test kit

20 August 2022 | News

The first and only indigenously developed, highly sensitive MonkeyPox RT PCR test

India's first MonkeyPox PCR test kit by Erba-Transasia was launched by Prof Ajay Kumar Sood, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India. Dr Arabinda Mitra, Scientific Secretary, Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, Prof Balram Bhargava, former Director-General at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Dr Alka Sharma, Adviser in the Department of Biotechnology and Dr Jitendra Sharma, MD & CEO, Andhra Pradesh Medtech Zone (AMTZ) at a brief launch ceremony at  Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone (AMTZ), Vizag.

Transasia-Erba Monkeypox RT-PCR Kit is a highly sensitive but easy-to-use RT-PCR assay with a uniquely formulated primer and probe for enhanced accuracy.

Dr Manoj Chugh, Vice President, R&D Reagents, Transasia Bio-Medicals further added, “The ErbaMDx Monkey Pox RT PCR kit is compatible with commonly available RT PCR analysers and extraction platforms. This kit further ensures zero cross-reactivity from other orthopox viruses or organisms.”

Transasia Diagnostic's technologically advanced world-class IVD production facility at AMTZ can manufacture more than 200 million tests/month for Monkey Pox alone.

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