Comprehensive Workflow for Monitoring SARS-CoV-2 in Wastewater and on Environmental Surfaces
Monitoring SARS-CoV-2 virus in critical areas is crucial to containing the viral spread.
VIRSeek Wastewater Solution
Wastewater-based epidemiology has become an important approach to comprehensively monitor dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 infections in highly populated areas. In contrast to other preventive measures, this approach is more cost-effective and non-invasive.
NEW: In alignment with a recommendation published by the European Commission on how to measure SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater, the VIRSeek SARS-CoV-2 Solution for wastewater offers a holistic approach from sample concentration, RNA isolation to subsequent identification.
Taking this recommendation as a basis for development, the VIRSeek SARS-CoV-2 Mplex I and Mplex II Wastewater real-time RT-PCR kits deliver a solution for SARS-CoV-2 detection in wastewater. These multiplex kits contain primer/probe sets to specifically identify SARS-CoV-2, as well as critical process parameters such as the nucleic acid extraction efficiency, a specific water quality indicator or the impact of matrix inhibition via an internal positive control. These new members of the VIRSeek real-time RT-PCR kit-family for SARS-CoV-2 detection fit in well with the overall VIRSeek SARS-CoV-2 solution also enabling to specifically detect different mutant variants such as the Omicron variant. A viral concentration workflow with a subsequent lysis and isolation of the viral SARS-CoV-2 RNA using the VIRSeek RNAExtractor AE1 kit for automated platforms is also part of the overall solution.
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VIRType Mutation Identification
NEW! Watch out for the whole list of the VIRType SARS-CoV-2 kits which provide all reagents for the rapid detection and distinction of the critical SARS-CoV-2 variants via real-time RT-PCR.
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VIRSeek Surface Solution
Although inanimate surfaces may play a minor role in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 virus, studies have shown, that SARS-CoV-2 virus particles show a prolonged tenacity on surfaces (up to 3 days) that may underline the importance to monitor potential contaminated surfaces.
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