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Breakthrough test kit identifies 39 virus strains including Covid-19 mutations

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  • DateJan. 06 2021

Celemics Launches Comprehensive Respiratory Virus (CRV) Panel for accurate identification and sequencing of whole respiratory virus genomes 

 

- A NGS approach to detect 39 strains of 9 common human respiratory viruses including SARS-CoV-2, several other coronaviruses, influenzas, rhinoviruses, and respiratory syncytial virus 

- Offers fast and reliable multiplexed detection of respiratory pathogens in a single reaction 

 

Celemics Inc., a company innovating DNAbased material through novel sequencing technology, announced the launch of its Comprehensive Respiratory Virus (CRV) Panel,
an optimal Research Use Only (RUO) NGS target enrichment solution covering 9 common human respiratory viruses including SARS-CoV-2. 

 

The Celemics CRV Panel includes 39 strains of the 9 most prevalent respiratory viruses including coronaviruses (CoV), influenza virus, adenovirus, bocavirus (hBoV), enterovirus,
metapneumovirus, parainfluenza virus (hPIV), human rhinovirus (HRV), and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Unlike common RT-PCR assays, which detect only one pathogen at a time,
the NGS-based Celemics CRV Panel is designed to identify, detect, and sequence each pathogen and any present mutations in a single reaction. 

 

Celemics has engineered the Celemics CRV Panel to provide flexible and reliable performance. The Celemics CRV Panel shows more than 100X coverage for over 99% of the viral genome,
offers a hybridization time four times faster than the current standard, and it detects concentrations as low as 100 viral copies per virus, enabling researchers to analyze nasopharyngeal samples,
which commonly do not yield viral loads of sufficient quantity and quality needed for NGS applications. 

 

The Celemics CRV Panel is bundled with a non-cloud based standalone bioinformatics software that enables a complete workflow beginning with library preparation and resulting
in publication-ready results that are not subject to General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

 

The Celemics CRV Panel is available for access in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand via Celemics’ certified retailers.