Trivitron Healthcare Develops PCR Based Kit For Monkeypox

Story Highlights
  • Monkeypox Real-Time PCR Kit is four colour fluorescence based kit.
  • The cases being identified across the world, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
  • No cases have been reported in the country so far.

New Delhi: Medical devices company Trivitron Healthcare on Friday announced it has developed the real-time PCR-based kit for the detection of monkeypox virus in India.

Monkeypox, once endemic to countries in West and Central Africa, is spreading at a fast pace globally — with about 200 confirmed and more than 100 suspected cases in over 20 countries.

“India has always been at the forefront of extending help to the world, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, and this time also the world needs assistance,” said Chandra Ganjoo, Group Chief Executive Officer, Trivitron Healthcare, in the statement.

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Monkeypox virus belongs to the Orthopoxvirus genus in the family Poxviridae. The Orthopoxvirus genus also includes variola virus (which causes smallpox), vaccinia virus (used in the smallpox vaccine), and cowpox virus.

Trivitron has 15 manufacturing facilities in India, US, Finland, Turkey and China to roll out medical technology products.

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