|Dubbed RT-PCR, the reagent kit is able to test three subgroups of avian influenza viruses simultaneously, instead of only one subgroup at a time in the past, said Tian Bo, academician with the Chinese Academy of Sciences and head of the appraisal team.
This is believed to be the first time in the world that a reagent kit was developed to test more than one subgroup of the bird flu virus simultaneously.
Experts from the appraisal team held that the test reagent kit is efficient and easy to use. It is suitable for poultry quarantine, human disease control and epidemiological investigation.
To lower the test cost and raise test efficiency, researchers from the bureau have worked with their fellows from the Shenzhen Taitai Gene Co., Ltd. for three months to develop a new-type fluorescent RT-PCP reagent kit.
The scientific outcome, with independent patent, has met the world standards, according to Liu Shengli, head of the local entryand exit quarantine bureau. Enditem
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