Institut Pasteur Successfully Evaluates QIAGEN's Avian Flu/H5 Assay

14-Mar-2006

Qiagen N.V. announced that the Institut Pasteur in France successfully evaluated QIAGEN's artus® Influenza/H5 LC RT-PCR detection kit. The evaluation procedures of the Institut Pasteur included 18 different human influenza viruses, including 16 "seasonal" strains and two cases of human H5N1, and 12 avian strains covering 7 distinct sub-types (including recent H5N1). All these influenza viruses were correctly identified by QIAGEN's artus® Influenza/H5 LC RT-PCR detection kit. QIAGEN's sensitive assay allowed the detection of very low levels of less than 10 influenza viruses in the samples.

The artus® Influenza/H5 LC RT-PCR Kit is based on real-time PCR technology and combines a screening assay for all influenza A and B viruses with a highly specific detection of characteristic nucleic acids (RNA) of influenza A virus strains of subtype H5. QIAGEN's artus influenza detection products are for research use only. They have not been cleared or approved by regulatory authorities in the United States, or under the European IVD Directive, for human diagnostic or other clinical use, and are not intended and should not be used for human diagnostic or any other clinical purposes.

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