COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Detection and Research
PCR Biosystems is committed to providing researchers, developers and diagnostic kit manufacturers with the PCR products and services they need in the global response to COVID-19.
We understand there are many challenges to be faced during this crisis, not least testing for the SARS-CoV-2 virus on a vast scale. To meet the needs of our customers we have implemented 7-day-a-week operations and have massively increased manufacture of critical reagents for rapid and sensitive RT-qPCR. You can read more about our scaled-up operations here.
This page groups together our recommended products for accurate and sensitive detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. We manufacture under a rigorous ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 quality system meaning our products and processes meet (and exceed) the required standards and regulations for the manufacturing of medical device components.
To support high throughput diagnostic workflows we’ve introduced bulk sizes of our RT-qPCR master mix into to our standard portfolio to provide greater consistency, convenience and value in testing for COVID-19. qPCRBIO Probe 1-Step Go is now available in 5000 reaction (50mL) and 50000 reaction (500mL) sizes.
With over 180 years of PCR experience within our team, our experts are on hand to help optimise assay conditions and increase testing turnaround times specific to your set up. Please contact us to find out more.
We will continue to update this page with new information on our products and services as the coronavirus outbreak evolves. For up to date information on the national and international response, visit the WHO, CDC, and PHE websites.
qPCRBIO Probe 1-Step Go
Our recommended product for scientists developing SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests. This universal 2x master mix is engineered for fast and sensitive 1-step RT-qPCR. The redesigned buffer system, thermostable reverse transcriptase and antibody-mediated hot start technology support rapid and accurate detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
UltraScript Reverse Transcriptase
UltraScript is a thermostable reverse transcriptase, producing high quality cDNA ideal for a variety of downstream applications. The enzyme enables highly sensitive and accurate reverse transcription of viral RNA sequences, making it an ideal component of RT-qPCR-based SARS-CoV-2 detection tests.
PCRBIO HS Taq DNA Polymerase & Mixes
Whether you need a hot start enzyme for high-throughput assays, automated reaction setup or the detection of a low copy viral template, PCR Biosystems offers you a robust, industry-leading enzyme to meet your needs. PCRBIO HS Taq DNA Polymerase is available in standard and custom formats to suit the specific requirements of your COVID-19 diagnostic workflow.
qPCRBIO Probe Mix
qPCRBIO Probe Mix is the robust choice for all your probe-based real-time PCR needs. Our universal kit can be used to reliably detect extremely low copy number targets and quantify any DNA template including genomic, cDNA and viral sequences.