Thermo Fisher partners with ALPCO-GeneProof to broaden their CE-IVD molecular assay portfolio
BRNO, CZECH REPUBLIC, April 17, 2023 – ALPCO-GeneProof, a global leader in diagnostics, and Thermo Fisher announced a strategic partnership that brings the TaqPath Menu | GeneProof PCR kits to market. The partnership combines the strengths of ALPCO-GeneProof’s expertise in molecular diagnostics with Thermo Fisher’s robust supply chain and support systems.
The portfolio to be delivered by Thermo Fisher is comprised of 37 CE-IVD molecular diagnostic assays from ALPCO-GeneProof's portfolio, built on its innovative “one workflow” technology allowing for ease of use and compatibility with a wide range of qPCR instruments. Thermo Fisher plans to release the TaqPath Menu | GeneProof PCR kits in phases beginning with a panel for bloodborne and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Additional panels for respiratory infections, transplant and immunocompromised infections, thrombotic mutations, and vector-borne diseases will follow.
Thermo Fisher will officially launch the TaqPath Menu | GeneProof portfolio at ECCMID 2023 held in Copenhagen from April 15-18, 2023.
ALPCO was founded in 1991 as an importer and distributor of immunoassay-based products for the North American life science markets. The company has since evolved into a leading producer of novel immunodiagnostic reagents for specialty testing laboratories. In 2022, ALPCO merged with GeneProof, a Czech Republic-based provider of specialty molecular diagnostic solutions. Founded in 2005, GeneProof offers a portfolio of more than 50 IVDD and 6 IVDR PCR test kits for infectious diseases and genetic mutations, as well as a suite of proprietary instrumentation for clinical laboratories of all sizes. For additional information, please visit www.alpco.com and www.geneproof.com.
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