The Environmental Genetics department of Ecohydros cannot be unaware of the pathogens that develop their life cycle in water, or use it as a means of dispersion.


NEWS April 2020

The Biomeme SARS-CoV-2 Starter Kit is an all-inclusive solution that can be used to detect the RNA of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), also known as “2019-nCoV” or “Wuhan coronavirus.” Two RNA targets for the novel coronavirus are multiplexed together with Biomeme’s process control assay for RNA extraction and RT-PCR (MS2)

If you are interested in using it and you live in one of these countries: France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain or Turkey, from ECOHYDROS we can give you more information about the characteristics of the trial, we help you to solve your doubts and to process your orders without additional cost.
T: +34 942 252 393 e-mail: apmonteoliva@ecohydros.com


Given that the prelude to a health problem caused by this type of organism is also its ecology, that is, its behaviour in the environment, the techniques and approaches of eDNA (environmental DNA) analysis are equally interesting and, in many cases, optimal for its study. These types of high sensitivity techniques, which do not require the direct capture of the organism in question, can be applied to all types of organisms and different matrices: water, sediments, or directly to body fluids and tissues, in confluence with the more classic genetic analysis techniques.

In the case of viruses that have RNA instead of DNA, it is also possible to develop specific markers to bind to the genetic material of the virus and signal its presence. In view of the alarm created by the spread of the virus that causes the coronavirus 2 acute respiratory syndrome, known as “COVID-19“, “2019-nCoV” or “Wuhan coronavirus “, countless requests have been received by our represented BIOMEME to develop a quick detection test that can also be used by non-expert technicians.

In response, BIOMEME has developed the SARS-CoV-2 test, which make possible to detect the COVID-19 virus in a saliva or droplet sample, as well as in water samples. This test, which uses the same portable qPCR system and disposable material for sample preparation, is completed in less than an hour and can be used for non-clinical or pre-clinical research purposes. Versions for different models of laboratory thermocyclers are also available.

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If you are interested in using it and you live in one of these countries: France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain or Turkey, from ECOHYDROS we can give you more information about the characteristics of the trial, we help you to solve your doubts and to process your orders without additional cost.
T: +34 942 252 393 e-mail: apmonteoliva@ecohydros.com

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