27 Wednesday, 01 February  2017 12:23

genetic PCR solutions™ will participate actively at the 12th Internacional Symposyum on Aeromonas and Plesiomonas (ISAP) in Mexico the next 21th to 23th of June.

2017 02 01 12 18 58 symposium isap

 2017 02 01 12 20 13 symposium isap Speakers

The GPS™  director, Antonio Martinez-Murcia PhD, will be in charge of carrying out the Opening Conference "Strategic approaches for a "pragmaticu" phylogenetic identification of  Aeromonas species and consequences in systematics" 

 

 

 

Friday. 27 January  2017 10:14

Coming soon genetic PCR solutions™ will be present in the conference "7th Congress of European Microbiologuists" FEMS 2017 in Valenica (Spain), from 9 to 13 July. The presentation titled "Multilocus phylogenetic analisys of the genus Listeria: A pragmatic tool for species identification of new isolates.” will be presented by Dr. A. Martínez-Murcia, Head of Laboratory in GPS™ and member of “The Spanish Society for Microbiology” SEM.

 

2017 02 01 13 00 34 FEMS Microbiology Congress 2017 Valencia

 

Established in 1974, FEMS is now an active and diverse federation of 53 European learned societies that includes around 30,000 professionals who are committed to advancing microbiology for the benefit of society.  Located in 36 European countries, around half of these professionals are early career researchers, and the remainder include industry scientists, established academics, educators and campaigners.

 

Thursday, 01 December  2016 11:30

Report Highly pathogenic avian influenza recently by OIE in Austria, Finland, Tunisia, Sweden, Ukraine and Egypt

Influenza A virus causes influenza in birds and some mammals. Influenzavirus A is a genus of the Orthomyxoviridae family. Strains of all subtypes of influenza A virus have been isolated from wild birds, although disease is uncommon. Some isolates of influenza A virus cause severe disease both in domestic poultry and, rarely, in humans. Occasionally, viruses are transmitted from wild aquatic birds to domestic poultry, and this may cause an outbreak or give rise to human influenza pandemics. Influenza A viruses are negative-sense, single-stranded, segmented RNA viruses. The several subtypes are labeled according to an H number (for the type of hemagglutinin) and an N number (for the type of neuraminidase). There are 17 different H antigens (H1 to H17) and nine different N antigens (N1 to N9). Influenza A is generally recognized as Avian influenza, sometimes called avian flu, and colloquially, bird flu. Subtype H5 is detected worldwide in wild birds and poultry, and usually are low pathogenic viruses. Occasionally highly pathogenic viruses or human infections are detected, such as with Asian-origin highly pathogenic avian influenza A (H5N1) viruses. Currently circulating among poultry in Asia and the Middle East, is been reported in 16 countries and often resulting in severe pneumonia with approximately 60% mortality worldwide.influenza virus 300x300

Avian influenza virus type A subtype H5 

Avian influenza virus type A subtype H7

Avian influenza virus type A subtype H9

 

Tuesday, 19 July  2016 14:15

Genetic PCR Solutions™ will participate actively at the 11th Conference of Rapid Methods Europe (RME2016) in Amsterdam the next 7th to 9th of November as part of the European Consortium Aquavalens (Aquavalens.org).

The talk entitled “From research to qPCR kit development and validation” will be presented by Dr A. Martínez-Murcia, Head of Laboratory at GPSTM, during the specific session for the Aquavalens project. Most developments and innovations by GPS will be shown at the vendor demonstration after the session above. GPSTM is leading the SME-group in Aquavalens. 

RME2016

ABOUT RME2016

RME2016 is the 11th conference in the Rapid Methods Europe series dedicated to innovations and breakthroughs in microbiological and chemical analysis of food, feed and water. This 11th edition will also include new developments in the animal diagnostics field.

RME16 Exhibitors

RME2016 is aimed at a wide range of scientists and technologists wishing to gain insight into to innovations and breakthroughs in microbiological and chemical analysis of food, feed and water. Attending the conference is an invaluable opportunity for laboratory managers and technicians, food safety and quality assurance/quality control managers, technical managers, industrial and water treatment operators, public administrators, and others interested in rapid detection of microbial and chemical contaminants.

 

Friday, 19 February  2016 09:10

The laboratory Genetic PCR SolutionsTM (GPSTM) has developed a new, “highly inclusive” RT-qPCR kit for rapid genetic detection of Zika virus.

 

Last Friday 19th, laboratories GPSTM from the company Genetic Analysis Strategies S.L. has launched a new RT-qPCR kit that allows Zika virus genetic detection in any sample. The GPSTM kit is already available worldwide. The test is more inclusive, all reagents are stable at room Tª and served in a MONODOSE dtec-qpcr format that minimize handling.

 

 Zika la Verdad

Recently, Zika virus disease – an emerging viral disease transmitted by Aedes mosquito bites - has been spreading in the Americas and the Caribbean, following the first cases reported in Brazil. Arrival of the virus has been associated with a steep increase in the birth of babies with abnormally small heads and in cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome. A causal relationship between Zika virus infection and birth defects and neurological syndromes has not been established, but is strongly suspected. As the spread of Zika virus disease continues in the American Region, the risk of Zika-infected travellers entering Europe increases. Imported cases of Zika virus infection have been reported in several European countries.

 

On 1st February 2016, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the Zika Virus outbreak to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

 

A report dated on 29th January from the Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC, indicated: There is no commercially available test for Zika virus” and “serologic assays can be positive because of cross-reacting antibodies against related flaviviruses“.

In a few weeks, scientists from GPSTM have designed new specific primers and probes to detect the Zika virus, taking into account all new genomic sequences deposited to date at the public database (NCBI). As a consequence, the specificity of the test (in particular the inclusivity) has been improved in relation to these published to date in international journals. Calibration may be achieved with the standard known-copy number (included), to be used for estimative quantification. This is a “One-Step” (RT and PCR run in the same tube) containing lyophilized master-mix (transport at room Tª). The kit is available at several rxn-formats (F100, F300), but also in MONODOSE M60 and M120. 

 

 Monday, 15 June  2015 11:10

DIPHTHERIA DETECTED IN SPAIN

The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed a first case of diphtheria in Spain after 28 years. Disease was detected on 30 May 2015 in a young child who had not been immunized against diphtheria. Diphtheria is a dangerous respiratory disease caused by a potent toxin produced by certain strains of the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae. Diphtheria is extremely contagious through coughing or sneezing. Even with treatment, the disease can lead to serious complications, including death in approximately 10% of cases.

Now the main objective of health authorities is the control of a possible outbreak through people in contact with the young child, taking prophylactic measures and vaccination. More

 

Monday, 15 June  2015 10:20

MERS-CoV OUTBREAK AT KOREA

Latest cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in South Korea has become the largest outbreak outside the Middle East. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) data, MERS-CoVhas killed about 10% of people infected. To quickly bring this outbreak under control, fast and accurate detection at the beginning states of infection is essential for tracing and isolating the contacts of those infected.MERS-CoV dtec-qPCR Testis a molecular method, DNA based, designed to detect the virus on different kind of samples. More

 

NEW GPSTM EBOV RT-qPCR TEST KIT FOR EBOLA DETECTION

Present outbreak of Ebola began in Guinea in December 2013, spreading since then to other countries (Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria). The number of Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever cases climbed steeply in July and August (by 19 August 2014 WHO confirmed 2,240 cases and 1,229 deaths). 

This outbreak is unprecedented and sanitary personnel agree than the main limitation is to check people who come into contact with sick people. GPSTM designed and calibrated a new qPCR detection kit (EBOV dtec-RT-qPCR Test) to detect Zaire Ebolavirus on samples. This is a fast and reliable method to detect Ebolavirus.

Our key point is the use of updated phylogenetic analysis than ensures a strictly specific design.

 

EBOLA VIRUS

Figure shows a Maximum likelihood tree of a complete genome alignment of different outbreaks of Ebola (Baize et al., 2014). 

*GPS primers and probes are sold for RUO.


 Monday, 01 September 2014 09:58

EMERGENT VIRUS TRAVELING AROUND THE WORLD, MERS-CoV

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory illness first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. It is caused by a coronavirus called MERS-CoV. Most people who have been confirmed to have MERS-CoV infection developed severe acute respiratory illness. They had fever, cough, and shortness of breath. About 30% of people confirmed to have MERS-CoV infection have died.

 

 MERS Coronavirus map

 

It is not yet understood exactly how people become infected with MERSCoV and although most cases have been linked to countries in and near the Arabian Peninsula, some cases are being detected in Africa, Europe or USA. International health organisations, WHO or CDC, are monitoring the global situation of the virus and evaluating risks. It is expected that additional cases of MERS continue to be exported to other countries by tourists, travellers, guest workers or pilgrims.

*GPS primers and probes are sold for RUO.

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