Promega Corporation, USA, a high quality tools supplier for life scientists around the world became the research and development team who made the first CE approved diagnostics kit for COVID 19 disease testing in the world.
While Sri Lanka adopted IDT assays for its Coronavirus testing around the country, it required a good trustworthy RT PCR master mix. Avon technical team introduced the Promega’s probe RT qPCR master mix to the laboratories. The GoTaq® Probe 1-Step RT-qPCR System enables detection and relative quantification of RNA expression levels using a one-step RT-qPCR method, combining GoScript™ Reverse Transcriptase and GoTaq® Probe qPCR Master Mix in a single-step real-time amplification reaction.
Currently, Coronavirus testing centers, Anuradhapura, Kandy, Karapitiya and Ragama are using the Promega GoTaq® Probe qPCR Master Mix.
With the increased demand in the world, for both direct use as a component of COVID 19 test and commercial kit development, Promega has allocated sufficient reagents systems for Sri Lanka as a support to Avon Pharmo Chem which has kept a long standing relationship as an authorized agent and distributor for the country since 2008.