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28th January 2020  Editorial by: Paul Carton

Meridian's 1-Step RT-qPCR Mix Used in Screening for Coronavirus

Meridian BioScience has announced its rapid Lyo-Ready 1-Step RT-qPCR Mix is being used in screening patients for the Wuhan Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Since the sequence information from the 2019-nCoV has been made available diagnostic companies and laboratories in China have turned to Meridian’s Lyo-Ready 1-Step RT-qPCR Mix to develop fast and accurate screening assays.

Dr. Liang Zhang, General Manager for Meridian in China, commented, “The advantage of the Meridian Lyo-Ready 1-Step RT-qPCR Mix is that the assay can be set up and freeze-dried, so that they are highly stable, just requiring the patient sample to be added and the assay run. This means that patients can be screened very quickly to help stop the spread of this virus. We are pleased to have a reagent that works so well and makes economic sense for Coronavirus diagnostics during these times of great urgency."

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Date Published: 28th January 2020

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