New Delhi, 27th December 2022, Medical devices company Trivitron Healthcare has developed and commercialized a wide range of diagnostic products, including VTM, RNA Extraction Kits, COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Kits, and COVID-19 RT- PCR test Kits for effective diagnosis of new variants of SARS-CoV-2. Trivitron’s R&D conducted an in-silico analysis of mutations of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, ensuring Trivitron’s COVID-19 testing kits can effectively detect the mutated strain variants, Omicron BF.7 and XBB.
“The new strain Omicron contains mutations in its Spike (S) protein. The in-silico analysis suggests that none of the mutations associated with these variants impact Trivitron COVID-19 test kits against the detection. They do not rely on the spike gene-based detection,” Dr. Suresh Thakur, President – Scientific Affairs, Trivitron Healthcare.
Trivitron’s COVIDSure, COVIDSure PRO and COVIDsure Direct RT-PCR Kits detect the conserved region of SARS-CoV-2 and ORF1ab, Envelope E-gene, and Nucleocapsid N-gene. Mutation in the S gene associated with Omicron and other variants remains unaffected by this multiplex RT-PCR test. These kits can detect SARS-COV-2 variants, including Omicron BF.7 and XBB variants.
Trivitron BIOCARD Pro COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Kit is an immunochromatography-based test that offers qualitative detection of specific antigens to COVID-19 present in the human nasopharyngeal swab. This antigen test kit detects the conserved region of the N gene of SARS-CoV-2 that remains unaffected by the mutation in the S gene, hence can detect the Omicron variants BF.7 and XBB of COVID-19.
Chandra Ganjoo, Group Chief Executive Officer, Trivitron Healthcare, stated, “Trivitron is dedicated to providing cutting-edge technologies for improved disease/illness screening. We feel that the current situation requires acting quickly to stop the virus propagation because we are a responsible maker of MedTech goods. India has historically been at the forefront of the global humanitarian effort, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, and at this time, the entire world needs assistance. Our Trivitron R&D team, scientists, and quality control department verify the tests by continuous literature review and in-silico analysis of the new circulating strains keeping in track the importance of effective and precise diagnosis for the masses.”