New in stock: Rapid Malaria Tests!

Did you know that ProDiag is selling a whole range of different rapid tests targeted at various infectious diseases*? Recently we have added 3 new rapid tests to this portfolio: the Malaria Rapid Tests by InTec.

Interested to learn more about these products? Contact us, or visit the product page of our rapid tests for infectious diseases.

You can find the Malaria Rapid Tests on our website:


* For professional use only. 

How to use the InTec SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test?

Interested to learn more about our SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test?

This latest version InTec SARS-CoV-2 antigen rapid test can be used with either nasopharyngeal or (undeep) nasal swab samples and contains a prefilled buffer solution, which makes the product handling even more easy!

Watch the video below to learn more about what’s in the kit and how to use the materials provided. If you have any other questions, or if would like to place an order directly please contact us!

SALE! Vitamin D self test now only €14,99!

Check whether you need to go on (another) sunny holiday! 

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble micronutrient that is mainly created by our skin when it’s being exposed to the sun. Many people suffer from vitamin D deficiency for various reasons, a very common one is not being exposed to the sun often enough.

Our vitamin D self test is now for limited time only available for €14,99*. Using just a fingerprick drop of blood, you can measure your vitamin D level. The test is very easy to use and within 15 minutes you’ll know your vitamin D status.

*Batchnumber 20110201 (valid until October 2021) is currently available for half of the price (€14,99).  Available for delivery in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg and France, when placing your order in August or September 2021. Order via our webshop or follow this link directly. 

Please always contact your healthcare provider when your vitamin D level is too low.

Introducing: the activities of our PCR product specialists

We are very proud to introduce to you: the activities of our PCR product specialists!

Julia, Khalid & Oscar are always there to help our customers with technical issues on various lab equipment. Apart from being PCR specialists, they also help our customers with innovative solutions to common problems in the lab, which is exactly how this project started!

A few weeks ago, they have worked on a project in collaboration with Jeroen Poodt from LabHelp. The project was focused on optimizing the “flowbot™”, a liquid handler from Flow Robotics A/S, to process not only nasal or nasopharyngeal swabs, but also saliva samples. Being able to process saliva samples is not only beneficial for our customers but also for their subjects, as saliva sampling is a less invasive sampling method. The protocols developed by our PCR product specialists are ready to be installed on our customers’ flowbots™!

The installation of the flowbot™ is a tailor-made process for high throughput labs. Are you interested to learn more about the flowbot™? Please send us an e-mail via info@prodiag.nl or fill in the contact form on our website.

Photo (from left to right): Julia, Jeroen Poodt (from LabHelp), Khalid and Oscar. 

Validatie door Nederlands MM lab laat zien dat de InTec SARS-CoV-2 antigeen sneltest ruim binnen de WHO criteria uitkomt.

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/anton-pruijssers-08b3aa5_antigeen-covid-teststraat-activity-6789503565799972864-0hXr

 

Zelfs in grotendeels mild-symptomatische populatie laat prospectieve validatie door Nederlands klinisch MM lab zien dat de InTec SARS-CoV-2 antigeen sneltest ruim binnen de WHO criteria uitkomt.

De studie staat nu vermeld op de RIVM website en is op aanvraag in zijn geheel beschikbaar, net als de directe vergelijkingen met Roche en Abbott Ag sneltesten.

Voor alle teststraten en professionele gebruikers van antigeen sneltesten betekent het een kwalitatief sterke toevoeging aan het testarsenaal, tegen een acceptabele prijs.

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U kunt de studies en uw offerte aanvragen op info@prodiag.nl
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SARS-CoV-2 Antigen rapid tests on stock now

We are happy to announce the high quality InTec rapid antigen tests are now available from our warehouse in The Netherlands

 

Report in local newspaper on saliva virus RNA collection sets for kids

https://www.ad.nl/dossier-coronavirus-rotterdam/deze-spons-op-een-stokje-is-er-speciaal-om-kinderen-te-testen-op-corona~a3b50ec4/

 

Corona

Launch of rtPCR Kit for B.1.1.7 strain of SARS-CoV-2 (UK strain)

The kit uses a technique termed multicolor probe melting curve analysis, which allows for multiple mutations to be identified in a single reaction tube on a real-time PCR instrument. By using the combinations of different melting temperature curves generated via differently fluorophore-labeled probes, each mutation can be identified through a post-PCR melting curve analysis. Of the 9 different mutations on the spike protein (N501Y, A570D, D614G, P681H, T716I, S982A, D1118H, Y144del and HV69-70), four mutations (N501Y, D614G, HV69-70 and Y144del) were used as the detection targets. When these four mutations simultaneously occur, a B.1.1.7 strain can be confirmed as proven by a bioinformatics study.

Antigen rapid test evaluated in VTM by Microbe&Lab: 93 % sensitivity and 100% specificity

InTec’s new rapid test for SARS-CoV-2 was evaluated by Microbe&Lab in Amsterdam on 50 positive PCR samples and 50 negative PCR samples.

All samples were taken from a VTM sample bank. Full report available on request

Performance on fresh samples may be expected to be even better, which will be the objective to validate in the coming weeks.

The new tests will be on stock from January 27, 2021.

Turnkey PCR labs

In the months November and December, ProDiag successfully supplied complete rtPCR labs to clients in The Netherlands, Hungary, Romania, Kosovo and others.

Turn-key means we cover all process steps:

  • collection (swabs and saliva)
  • extraction (instruments and reagents)
  • cycling/reading (instruments and reagents)

Plus basic lab accessories:

  • laptop
  • freezer
  • vortex
  • centrifuge
  • transparent rtPCR tube strips with caps
  • pipettes and pipette tips