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Altona Diagnostics

Altona Diagnostics

A molecular diagnostics company with a focus on polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays. It was founded in 2007 and is located in Hamburg, Germany.

Altona Diagnostics (formerly known as astra Diagnostics) is a Hamburg-based biotechnology company specializing in molecular diagnostics. Its most notable accomplishment was the identification of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease) in Germany in 2000. It also conducts tests for other viruses including H1N1, Ebolavirus, Zika virus, and COVID-19.

Products

The company offers laboratory equipment, such as an automation system that is a robotic pipetting workstation and PCR set-up with the company's software. It also has products that are offered in other two categories: Alto Star and Real Star. The Alto Star products consist of instruments and equipment for molecular diagnostic workflow, including devices and software. There are also products that are real-time PCR reagents. The Real Star products include PCR reagent kits and can test for human adenovirus, human herpesviruses and human polyomaviruses. Other viruses that the kits can test for include blood borne, respiratory, enteric, and tropical viruses. The kits can also potentially be used for rapid testing of epidemic viruses, such as COVID-19.

Timeline

People

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LinkedIn

Ulrich Spengler

Managing Director

Further reading

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Altona Diagnostics Hepatitis C Virus Kit Gets CE-IVD Mark

Web

February 7, 2019

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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