African swine fever virus (ASFV) causes haemorrhagic fever in pigs that leads to high mortality rates in affected herds. Since August 2018, ASFV has caused outbreaks of the disease in large parts China, leading to 200,000 pigs being culled to try to prevent its spread. This new outbreak has been linked to the emergence of a new strain ASFV-SY18, and the virus has recently been spreading across Eastern Europe, and has been confirmed in Russia. It is known that ASFV can be spread by live or dead pigs, and pork products, which means that all countries are on high alert to prevent this global veterinary threat.
The genesig qPCR Detection Kits for African Swine Fever Virus allows early detection of ASFV to enable fast isolation of pigs to help prevent further outbreaks.
- Rapid detection in just over 90 minutes
- Sensitive to <100 copies of target
- Easy to use for all user experience levels
- Supplied lyophilised – no cold chain shipping
The genesig qPCR Detection Kits for ASFV is for the highly sensitive and specific detection of ASFV, including the most recent Asian strain emerging in China (ASFV-SY18), to at least 100 copies of target. The kits are available in Standard and Advanced formats for use on open platform, and the Easy Kit format for use on the genesig q16 instrument.
This kit can also be run on the genesig q16, the most affordable qPCR instrument on the market. This real-time cycler is incredibly easy to use and provides automated data analysis.