Business Wire

EUROIMMUN Receives CE Mark for New PCR Test to Differentiate Between COVID-19 and Flu

Share

EUROIMMUN, a PerkinElmer, Inc. Company, today announced the launch of the CE marked EURORealTime SARS-CoV-2/Influenza A/B for direct detection of SARS-CoV-2, influenza virus type A and influenza virus type B. It expands the testing portfolio for acute COVID-19 diagnostics by supporting differential diagnostics between SARS-CoV-2 infections and the common flu. It is available in countries accepting the CE mark.

PCR technology is considered the gold standard for direct pathogen detection. The new EURORealTime test allows fast detection and differentiation of genetic material from SARS-CoV-2, influenza virus type A and influenza virus type B using throat swab samples of patients with acute symptoms, which can be indicative for COVID-19 or flu. Validation efforts revealed very high agreement of results obtained with the EURORealTime test and those obtained with reference PCR tests for SARS-CoV-2 and influenza A/B. No cross-reactions with other common respiratory pathogens were detected. The assay is compatible with common real-time PCR thermal cyclers, while the EURORealTime Analysis Software allows for reliable and standardized evaluation of the test results.

“As the flu season overlaps with the second wave of COVID-19, there is an increasing need to be able to quickly distinguish between SARS-CoV-2 and influenza infections. Individuals with these viral diseases can present with very similar symptoms which makes it difficult to differentiate between them. Here, direct pathogen detection plays a major role in rapid and correct identification of these infections as it is essential for proper subsequent patient management,” says Dr. Wolfgang Schlumberger, CEO of EUROIMMUN. “The combination of the three pathogens within this single multiparametric assay means saving valuable time and resources in the laboratories.”

The EURORealTime SARS-CoV-2/Influenza A/B assay adds to the Company’s broad product portfolio of COVID-19 diagnostics and is the second molecular assay for direct pathogen detection following the CE-marked and FDA-EUA approved EURORealTime SARS-CoV-2 assay. The EURORealTime SARS-CoV-2/Influenza A/B assay complements PerkinElmer’s PKamp™ Respiratory SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Panel that previously received the CE mark.

About PerkinElmer

PerkinElmer enables scientists, researchers and clinicians to address their most critical challenges across science and healthcare. With a mission focused on innovating for a healthier world, we deliver unique solutions to serve the diagnostics, life sciences, food and applied markets. We strategically partner with customers to enable earlier and more accurate insights supported by deep market knowledge and technical expertise. Our dedicated team of about 14,000 employees worldwide is passionate about helping customers work to create healthier families, improve the quality of life, and sustain the wellbeing and longevity of people globally. The Company reported revenue of approximately $2.9 billion in 2019, serves customers in 190 countries, and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Additional information is available through 1-877-PKI-NYSE, or at www.perkinelmer.com.

Contact information

Media Relations:
Chet Murray
(781) 663-5719
chet.murray@perkinlelmer.com

About Business Wire

Business Wire
Business Wire



Subscribe to releases from Business Wire

Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from Business Wire

STC calls on ADVA’s NFV suite for uCPE services28.1.2021 09:00:00 CETPress release

ADVA (FSE: ADV) today announced that the Saudi Telecom Company (STC) is rolling out on-demand virtual services using ADVA’s Ensemble suite of network functions virtualization (NFV) technologies. The new universal CPE (uCPE) offering is built on the Dell EMC Networking Virtual Edge Platform (VEP) 1405 series running ADVA’s Ensemble Edge Cloud NFV suite. Enterprise customers of STC, the largest IT service provider in the Middle East, will be able to quickly and easily access virtual services, including routing, firewall, WAN optimization, IoT and voice applications. With the industry’s largest ecosystem of virtual network functions (VNFs) to choose from, managed service customers can automatically enable new applications and services without any financial risk. “Today’s enterprises need to be agile. They require the freedom to mix and match the latest cloud technologies to seize new revenue opportunities in an instant. That’s what our new uCPE service is all about. It eliminates vendor l

Temenos Transforms Corporate Banking with End-to-End, Cloud-Native Corporate Lending Platform28.1.2021 08:30:00 CETPress release

Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the banking software company, today announced its next-generation end-to-end corporate lending platform, designed to help banks digitally transform their entire corporate banking business to reduce cost and drive operational efficiencies, improve customer experiences, and create offers for customers that are tailored to individual corporate needs. The microservices-based platform helps banks automate their heavily manual and complex processes and enables the bank’s corporate lending teams to access the right data at the right time to make faster and smarter decisions. Temenos’ corporate lending platform enables banks to evaluate loan applications more rapidly, structure complex corporate deals and handle negotiations in a transparent and efficient manner. It also allows banks to assess credit risk to maximize the performance of their product portfolio and capital, as well as help corporate customers access the right credit facilities for their needs. The digital co

Maistering B.V & Mesterbakeren AS Sign a 5-year Digital Transformation Deal28.1.2021 08:00:00 CETPress release

Maistering,a global provider of an AI-infused business orchestration platform,today announced a strategic 5-year digital partnership with Mesterbakeren™. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127006094/en/ Mesterbakeren™, headquartered in Oslo, Norway are the leading bakers offering the best in bread and bakery products to over 600 stores all over Norway. As part of this engagement, Maistering, through its artificial intelligence platform, Master Collections, will deliver a complete 360° business view through enhanced collaboration with Mesterbakeren’s factories, partners and retail stores. The new platform augments leadership and teams with digital grip through AI-infused engines for insight, collaboration, creation, execution and governance. Master Collections by Maistering is curated to enrich and speed up transformation initiatives. It allows leaders to plot and execute magical business journeys on the fly to

DNA Script Signs Innovation Development Contract With French Defence Innovation Agency to Enable On-Demand Diagnostics Against Emerging Biothreats28.1.2021 07:00:00 CETPress release

DNA Script, a leading pioneer in enabling DNA synthesis on demand, today announced a partnership with the French Defence Innovation Agency, in liaison with the French Armament General Directorate (DGA), to develop a prototype for rapid mobile manufacturing of DNA primers and probes, key components of detection and diagnostic tests for pathogens. The joint project will employ DNA Script’s novel enzymatic synthesis platform to quickly generate high-fidelity nucleic acids. The prototypes to be developed by DNA Script will be evaluated by the DGA. As part of the agreement, DNA Script will receive $1.6 million in funding. In an emerging biothreat, like the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, conventional sources of supply for key reagents (qPCR primers and probes in particular) become a limiting factor. Therefore, it is essential to enable an on-demand, agile source for custom reagent manufacturing. The DGA identified DNA Script’s SYNTAX™ platform, a benchtop instrument that synthesizes high-quality

Cognigy Secures Funding to Meet Growing Demand for Conversational AI in Asia-Pacific28.1.2021 07:00:00 CETPress release

Cognigy today announced a secured investment funding from Global Brain, one of Japan’s largest venture capital firms. The funding will enable Cognigy to capitalize on its position as a leader in Conversational AI and customer service automation in high-growth markets such as the Asia-Pacific region. “Cognigy’s team has impressed us with its bold vision, superb technology, and strong traction. Their low-code conversational AI platform allows companies across industries to easily automate customer engagement processes and is raising the bar on corporate customer experiences. We are excited to join Cognigy’s journey and look forward to supporting its expansion in Asian markets,” said Rina Obi, Principal at Global Brain. Elevating CX Performance With AI As customer expectations continue to evolve, Cognigy’s top priority is to equip contact centers with AI-first technology to resolve customer issues at unmatched speed and consistency. Its robust Conversational AI platform easily integrates

MPEG LA Announces Development of VVC (Versatile Video Coding) Pool License28.1.2021 01:13:00 CETPress release

MPEG LA, LLC, the world leader in digital video patent pool licensing for nearly 25 years, announced today the development of a pool license for the next generation video coding standard known as VVC (Versatile Video Coding, also known as H.266 and MPEG-I Part 3) in order to offer the market a convenient one-stop alternative enabling VVC’s wide adoption. VVC has the potential to achieve the same level of perceptual quality as prior video codecs with up to a 50% improvement in video coding efficiency, thereby supporting 4K and 8K Ultra High Definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) video, telemedicine, online gaming, virtual 360° video and adaptive streaming applications. “MPEG LA congratulates the Media Coding Industry Forum (MC-IF) and its participants for their pool fostering initiative preparing the market for a VVC pool license. MC-IF’s work has been of immeasurable benefit, and MPEG LA was pleased to cooperate in that process. Building on MC-IF’s work, MPEG LA is moving ahead

Ricardo Invests in a Hydrogen Development and Testing Facility Leading the Way in the Future of Sustainable Transport28.1.2021 01:01:00 CETPress release

As part of its mission to support the decarbonisation of the global transport and energy sectors, Ricardo, a world-class environmental, engineering and strategic consulting company, has today announced an initial investment of £2.5million to build a hydrogen development and test facility at its Shoreham Technical Centre in the UK. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127006018/en/ Hydrogen-fuel cell (Photo: Business Wire) Designed to support the company’s existing work in hydrogen, fuel cells and green alternative fuels, the new facility will deliver state-of-the-art test and development to advance capability in both alternative fuels and electric vehicles. It will significantly increase the range of hydrogen and fuel cell services and solutions which can be delivered to Ricardo’s global customers. Steve Dyke, Managing Director of Ricardo Automotive and Industrial said: “We are already working with a range of cl

In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.

Visit our pressroom