Influenza: Well-armed for the 2017/2018 flu season

As temperatures grow colder, the risk of catching the flu virus rises as well. This year, Australia is experiencing the worst flu epidemic in 15 years. Are Europe and North America also facing [...]

Coronavirus: Be prepared for the next outbreak

Coronaviruses are able to cause massive disease outbreaks. These infectious viruses can trigger severe respiratory diseases which sometimes even lead to death. A new real-time RT-PCR test helps [...]

Mosquito-borne diseases: Here’s how to detect zika, malaria & co.

What would you say is the world’s most dangerous animal? A wolf? A shark? Wrong – it’s the mosquito. Mosquitoes transmit diseases causing over a million deaths every year. For World Mosquito Day, [...]

Tick season is here: Diagnosis of TBE/FSME made easy

Tick season has started and the risk of dangerous infections with TBE/FSME is increasing. In the event of a suspected infection and to clarify immunization, antibody detection is the method of choice.

Safe into the upcoming influenza season with RIDA®GENE real-time PCR assays

The RIDA®GENE real-time PCR assays  (RIDA®GENE Flu, RIDA®GENE Flu LC2.0, RIDA®GENE Flu & RSV)  successfully detected the suggested vaccination strains for influenca of the 2015/2016 season.

Influenza season 2015 dominated by new influenza A variant (H3N2)

The RIDA®GENE real-time PCR assays for the detection of Influenza (RIDA®GENE Flu, RIDA®GENE Flu LC2.0, RIDA®GENE Flu & RSV) detect the currently circulating drift variant of influenza A (H3N2).

RIDA®GENE Parainfluenza

Human Parainfluenza viruses (HPIV) can cause both upper respiratory infections and lower respiratory infections. The four serogroups parainfluenza 1, 2, 3 and 4 account for the major [...]

RIDA®GENE Enterovirus: New real-time RT-PCR assay

RIDA®GENE Enterovirus PCR test – New real-time RT-PCR Assay for the detection of the major human enteroviruses   Human enteroviruses comprise a variety of different pathogens: poliovirus, [...]

New rapid test format of RIDA®QUICK Norovirus available

Progress in reliability at simplified work flow The RIDA®QUICK Norovirus Test is a qualitative immunochromatographic lateral flow rapid test for determining Genogroup 1 (GG I) and Genogroup 2 (GG [...]