Covid 19 patient monitoring and supporting tools for RT-PCR and ELISA workflows

Covid 19 patient monitoring and supporting tools for RT-PCR and ELISA workflows

Overview

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  • Source: Sartorius

  • Date: 04 Dec,2021

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Most people infected with the virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. However, some will become seriously ill and require medical attention. Older people and those with underlying medical conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, or cancer are more likely to develop serious illness. Anyone can get sick with COVID-19 and become seriously ill or die at any age.

The routine diagnostic testing that is carried out at the scale of medical personnel who work under extremely harsh conditions, and who are reliable precise lab instruments are the essential tools for mass Testing regimes.

In line with the CDC and WHO guidelines our tools support will your RT-PCR and ELISA workflows: —

1.Pipettes and pipette tips

2.Lab water systems

3.Centrifuges

Pipettes and pipette tips

Precision instruments they may be, but the accuracy of your micropipettes depends on you. You need to maintain your pipettes, have an understanding of how they work, and practice good technique. Only once you’ve mastered those aspects can you claim to have anything like precision instruments at your disposal.

As the RNA preparation, cDNA synthesis, RT-PCR, and ELISA are pipetting intensive protocols, precise and accurate pipetting can easily be compromised. Also, the large number of SARS-CoV-2 samples needed to be processed further exacerbate the problem. The ergonomic design of Sartorius Picus® electronic pipettes in combination with the Safetyspace™️ Filter tips make your work less straining. Filtered tips act as barrier between pipette and sample, helping to prevent cross contamination. Easy-to-clean design and resistant materials of the Picus® and Tacta® pipettes makes regular decontamination simple.

Lab Water systems

A lab water system (or laboratory water purification system) provides a consistent, pure, and adjustable source of water essential for many laboratory experiments. There are a variety of laboratory water systems, including deionized water systems, high flow lab water systems, reagent grade water systems, reverse osmosis water purification systems, and ultrapure water systems.  Ultrapure water is the basis for successful analysis. As analytical methods become increasingly sensitive, they are more susceptible to interference.

A consistently high-water quality is critical to ensure the reproducibility of your results and to prevent time-consuming repeat analyses. Typical applications are: dilution of samples, preparation of buffers, media, ELISA, histology, blanks and standards and other analytical analyses, such as HPLC, ICP-MS, etc.

Key Benefits & Features

1.Efficient removal of endotoxins, RNase and Dnase

2.Intuitive: easy to operate

3.Compact: only 28cm wide Reliable: premium quality material

Here I am presenting the Arium® Pro UF Ultrapure Water System for a Daily Water Consumption > 15l/d

Arium® Ultrafilter 611CDU5 – Built-in Hollow Fiber Ultrafiltration Module

1.For- effective removal of endotoxins in cell culture applications

2.Effective removal of RNase | DNase and endotoxins:

a>RNase content < 0.004 ng/ml

b>DNase content < 0.024 pg/μl \

Ec>ndotoxin < 0.001 EU/ml

3.Certified quality

4.Sterile-packaged

5.Long service lives

6.Integrity tested

Key feature of User Interface:

1.Intelligently designed menu functions based on long-term studies on

user-friendly operation

2.Memory favorites function for repeated dispensing of the same – volumes

3.Volume dispensing from 50 mL to 60 liters

4.Water quality set point – alert messaging

5.Optional PIN protected settings

Centrifuges

A centrifuge is a laboratory device that is used for the separation of fluids, gas or liquid, based on density. Separation is achieved by spinning a vessel containing material at high speed; the centrifugal force pushes heavier materials to the outside of the vessel.

Here I am presenting Centrisart® A-14 Micro-Centrifuge

A high-performance, space-saving micro-centrifuge ideally suited for applications in molecular biology ranging from nucleic acid isolation to cell pelleting. The powerful centrifuge provides a maximum speed of 14,800 rpm and a capacity of 24 × 2 ml. Microcentrifuge A-14 is ideal suited for nucleic acid isolation and purification using spin-columns

Key Benefits & Features

1.Optimum combination

2.Rotors for Sartorius Vivapin®

3.filtration units

4.Sample protection

5.Air driven rotor chamber cooling

6.Compact

7.Very small footprint (21 x 18 cm) Volume | Capacity: 24 × 2 ml | 48 ml

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For more information :  Find out more about COVID-19 testing solution

A profile of Sartorius

The Sartorius Group is a leading international partner of life science research and the biopharmaceutical industry. With innovative laboratory instruments and consumables, the Group’s Lab Products & Services Division concentrates on serving the needs of laboratories performing research and quality control at pharma and biopharma companies and those of academic research institutes.

The Bioprocess Solutions Division with its broad product portfolio focusing on single-use solutions helps customers to manufacture biotech medications and vaccines safely and efficiently. The Group has been annually growing by double digits on average and has been regularly expanding its portfolio by acquisitions complementary technologies. In fiscal 2020, the company earned sales revenue of some 2.34 billion euros.

At the end of 2020, nearly 11,000 people were employed at the Group’s approximately 60 manufacturing and sales sites, serving customers around the globe.

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