Bioperfectus Confirmed to Detect the New Strain 501Y.V2 of SARS-CoV-2 in South Africa
Bioperfectus products showed the reliability in the recent variant cases in the global wide.
The new strain 501Y.V2 of SARS-CoV-2 emerged in South Africa has recently caused the second wave panic through the Africa.
Due to current analysis, we hereby officially confirm that Bioperfectus products COVID-19 Coronavirus Real Time PCR Kit and COVID-19 Coronavirus and Influenza A/B Virus Real Time PCR Kits CAN detect the new strain 501Y.V2 of SARS-CoV-2 with reliable information which has already been published around the world. Just as we were able to detect the mutant strain VUI 202012/01 (also known as B.1.1.7 lineage) very well.
“A new SARS-CoV-2 lineage (501Y.V2) characterized by eight lineage-defining mutations in the spike protein, including three at important residues in the receptor-binding domain (K417N, E484K and N501Y) that may have functional significance.”
Reference: Emergence and rapid spread of a new severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) lineage with multiple spike mutations in South Africa
For more information, please use the link: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.12.21.20248640v1