2019 novel Coronavirus - genetic PCR solutions™ - Through Genetics Company in Amman, Jordan

The kit is available through Genetics company in Amman, Jordan for all Middle East countries



Alicante, 27th of January 2018 An outbreak of pneumonia, epidemiologically linked to the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan, was notified to WHO on 31-Dec-2019 by the Chinese Health Authorities. SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV, avian influenza, influenza and similar viruses were ruled out. Chinese scientists were able to isolate a novel coronavirus, named 2019-nCoV by the WHO, on 7-Jan-2020 and a first genome was provided. The 2019-nCoV is a βCoV of group 2B with at least 70% similarity in genetic sequence to SARS-CoV. A week later, scientists from Germany, Hong Kong, and China (CDC) developed two monoplex PCR protocols (ORF1ab and N gene) designed to detect 2019-nCoV. Because only a single genome was available, the assays are also reactive to SARSCoV and bat SARS-like coronavirus. As of 19-Jan-2020, 13 other genome sequences from 6 different labs were released on to GISAID. Our laboratory, Genetic PCR Solutions™ (GPS™), analysed the set of data and designed primers and probe fully specific for this new coronavirus. The real time PCR (qPCR) was adapted to our innovative MONODOSE format, single PCR reactions tubes which contain all reagents (dehydrated) to which only sample need to be added. To our knowledge, launched at the end of January, this is the first 2019-nCoV qPCR kit commercially available. 

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