QIAGEN Launches QIAstat-Dx in Japan
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
QIAGEN announced that its QIAstat-Dx syndromic testing solution is expected to be available soon for use in Japan with a SARS-CoV-2 Respiratory Panel that can detect more than 20 pathogens from a single patient sample.
The system is designed to operate in laboratories and employs cost-efficient, single-use cartridges with all reagents on board and built-in sample processing.
Using multiplex real-time PCR, QIAstat-Dx detects and differentiates between multiple pathogens. QIAstat-Dx is the only syndromic testing system to provide Ct values and easy access to amplification curves. Access to this supplementary data provides additional insight, allowing for better-informed decisions for patients.
The availability in Japan is expected in mid-2023 after decisions on reimbursement levels and comes as the next step after the recent granting of IVD approval for the test. The entry into Japan will add to more than 100 countries worldwide – including the United States, as well as countries across Europe and other areas of the world – where QIAstat-Dx solutions and various syndromic tests to diagnose diseases are available.