Latest Innovations in Zika Virus Detection

Zika Virus Testing Market

Zika virus is a mosquito borne disease, which affects pregnant women and their foetus the most. No vaccines for the treatment of Zika virus has been developed yet and provided the ongoing research, vaccine or cure to treat Zika virus remains years away. According to Future Market Insights, the global market for zika virus testing is estimated to witness 2.5% CAGR during 2017-2020.

Roche Introduces Immunoassay for Zika Virus Detection

Roche has recently made an announcement of launch of fully automated Zika IgG immunoassay to aid detect Zika virus infection. The diagnostic test is named Elecsys Zika IgG immunoassay and is likely to be available in CE Mark economies. As diagnostic testing allows healthcare professionals to assess the immune status of patients, Roche’s immunoassay is likely to be of particular importance to expectant mothers, travelers and their partners in a bid to detect evidence of recent Zika virus infection.

This new examine is a piece of a critical headway from Roche for Zika infection screening. In 2017, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conceded IVD status to the cobas Zika test, for use with the cobas 6800/8800 frameworks, for the screening of blood and plasma gifts in the US. The fast improvement of measures, including cobas Zika NAT and Zika IgG antibodies, was a piece of the vast reaction to the World Health Organization’s revelation of a general wellbeing crisis amid the Zika pandemic in 2016.

Researcher at New York University Collaborate with Rheonix, Inc. to Develop Rapid Saliva Test to Detect Zika Virus

Analysts at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry), as a team with Rheonix, Inc. (Ithaca, NY), are building up a novel test for Zika infection that utilizations salivation to distinguish symptomatic markers of the infection in a small amount of the season of flow business tests. The test, which was adjusted from a current model created by NYU and Rheonix for quick HIV testing, is portrayed in two new distributions showing up in PLOS ONE and the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE).

Flare-ups of irresistible ailments are happening with developing recurrence on account of elements, for example, populace focus and worldwide air travel. A 2015 episode of Zika infection in Brazil spread to different nations in Central and South America, the Caribbean, and the Southern United States, driving the World Health Organization to proclaim Zika and its connect to birth surrenders a general wellbeing crisis. Distinguishing pathogens early is basic for combatting the spread of irresistible ailments. Testing regularly includes two separate advances: one to identify a pathogen’s nucleic acids (RNA or DNA) and another to test for antibodies, the proteins the body creates in light of pathogens.

Supported by subsidizing from the National Institutes of Health, NYU Dentistry specialists are building up a quick Zika test that joins both nucleic corrosive and counter acting agent examines utilizing salivation, given that Zika infection and antibodies persevere in spit. A spit test is additionally noninvasive, financially savvy, and simpler to gather than blood or pee

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By Surbhi Gupta

Surbhi Gupta is an experienced healthcare consultant, with over six years of experience in global pharmaceutical industry. She comes with a vast experience in healthcare consulting and pharmaceutical business research and has done multiple market access, competitive intelligence and market estimation studies, with a forte in business reporting. Since her Master’s in pharmaceutical management, Surbhi has covered and written about the latest developments in the pharmaceutical sector. To keep herself abreast she devotes most her time in reading and analyzing various industry updates. She loves travelling and listening to music in her free time.

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