altona Diagnostics is currently offering three product lines:
AltoStar® product line:
The AltoStar® product line is our automated real-time PCR testing solution suitable for high-throughput laboratories. The flexible and efficient AltoStar® Molecular Diagnostic Workflow automates your PCR analyses from sample extraction to PCR results and enables full traceability. The AltoStar® Automation System AM16, a pipetting workstation, in combination with the AltoStar® Connect software, is the centerpiece of the AltoStar® Workflow. All AltoStar® reagents are CE-IVD labeled and intended for use as part of the AltoStar® Molecular Diagnostic Workflow. As a one-for-all purification chemistry the AltoStar® Purification Kit 1.5 is designed for both DNA and RNA extraction and validated for use with several sample types. A broad portfolio of PCR kits is available, with a special focus on assays for diagnostics in immunocompromised patients.
The AltoStar® PCR Kits 1.5 are configured for use with the CFX96™ Deep Well Real-Time PCR Detection System (IVD, Bio-Rad) in combination with the AltoStar® Automation System AM16, the AltoStar® Purification Kit 1.5 and the AltoStar® Internal Control 1.5. All reagent tubes are barcoded for automated identification.
RealStar® product line:
As altona's initial product line, RealStar® is synonymous with their long-term experience of over 20 years in the development and production of molecular test systems for the fast and reliable detection of common and emerging pathogens. From A like Adenovirus to Z like Zika virus: The wide range of more than 50 CE-IVD labeled real-time PCR kits covers the field of immunocompromised patients diagnostics as well as emerging and tropical infectious diseases. The RealStar® assays have been developed and validated for use on a variety of established real-time PCR cyclers.
The central advantage of the RealStar® PCR Kits is the simultaneous pathogen testing of infectious agents in highly standardized platforms. This method is helpful for one sample screening by harmonized cycling conditions for a range of possible pathogens quickly and in parallel. Read more.
The FlexStar® real-time PCR reagents®:
combinable ready-to-use PCR assays for quick and syndrome-driven parallel detection of different pathogens. The assays can be used with the common real-time PCR cyclers as well as with the automated AltoStar® Workflow.
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