In recent days, a Marburg epidemic has emerged. A death in Ghana has been confirmed to be due to Marburg infection. Following the discovery of an infected case in Guinea in 2021, the West African region has begun to experience another outbreak. In order to respond quickly to the spread, HymonBio has launched the Marburg Virus Detection Kit (PCR Fluorescent-Probe Method), which can rapidly detect the virus by targeting specific nucleic acid fragments using HymonBio’s unique MoLock and DIDC technologies. It has the characteristics of rapid detection, high sensitivity and specificity, and compatible with numerous PCR platforms.
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on the 17th that two people in Ghana were found to have died from Marburg virus infection. Matthidiso Moetti, WHO’s regional director for Africa, said health agencies were prepared for a possible outbreak, and “if timely and decisive action is not taken, the Marburg outbreak is likely to spiral out of control.”
Marburg is a rare but highly infectious virus. It belongs to the same family as Ebola virus and can be transmitted to humans by fruit bats. The average mortality rate is about 50%, but can be as high as 90%. The virus can be transmitted through body fluids and is still infectious after the death. At present, there is no corresponding vaccine or effective treatment, but supportive treatment such as oral or intravenous rehydration can improve the survival rate of patients.
HymonBio utilizes molecular detection technology for fast response using designs that are highly specific and conserved segments based on the Marburg virus sequence to develop the kit. After rigorous testing, the kit can accurate identify the virus and help accurately diagnosis it.
Technical characteristics of Marburg Virus Detection Kit
Rapid detection: Innovative nucleic acid processing technology, rapid detection
Accurate and safe: Covers a wide range of target sequences
Multiple monitoring: The original DIDC double internal standard technology carries out the whole process quality control of the sample quality and testing process
Unique technology: MoLock nanobody molecular locking technology to improve sensitivity and specificity
Post time: Jul-29-2022