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Bosphore SARS-CoV-2/Flu/RSV Panel Kit (Anatolia Geneworks) from Launch Diagnostics

 Single tube multiplex real-time PCR for the detection of:

  • SARS-CoV-2 both orf1ab and N gene using the green channel
  • Influenza A and B using the red channel
  • RSV A and B using the orange channel
  • Human cellular internal control RNAseP using the yellow channel

The test can be used on nasopharyngeal & oropharyngeal swabs and saliva samples, and the PCR takes around 1 hour 40 minutes to complete. The Bosphore kit is compatible with many extraction and real-time PCR systems already found in UK laboratories.

Have you validated this method, if so, how and what were the results of the validation?

Anatolia Geneworks already have the Bosphore RSV-Flu panel kit and Bosphore 2019-nCoV detection kit v2 in use in many labs in the UK. This new combined kit is currently undergoing validation and is expected to be available and CE marked by late August/early September.

Is the method already deployed in a UK hospital or clinical setting?

As explained above.

Where is the kit manufactured?

Istanbul and Milan.

What is the turn around time (sample-to-result) for this method?

Depends on the extraction method used, but approximately 2 hours 30 minutes.

How will your solution communicate directly with the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)?

Real-time PCR instruments such as the Thermofisher ABI 7500, Thermofisher QuantStudio 5, Roche LightCycler 480 II and Qiagen Rotorgene can be used with this kit. Such instruments can be interfaced to the LIMS.

How quickly could this be deployed and what are the dependencies?

As the supplier of these kits in the UK we at Launch Diagnostics will be holding stock, with deliveries arriving weekly.

The dependencies are shipping from Europe, and continual supplies of plastics & packaging for the kits.

What is the likely production volume?

Up to 250,000 tests per week.

What are the risks and barriers to using this at scale?

The limiting factor will be availability of extraction reagents (as a supplier of these reagents we are increasing our stocks) and the PCR consumables, for example PCR plates/tubes etc.

Who are you already partnering with on this?

Launch Diagnostics are partnered with Anatolia Geneworks through their Italian sister company Alpha IVD based in Italy.

edited on Aug 5, 2020 by Kay Capaldi
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