After the development of a highly sensitive RT-PCR test for the new coronavirus SARS-Cov-2 and a lysis buffer that replaces conventional RNA extraction, Cube Dx is now preparing for the upcoming challenges of the next cold season: a broad screening for respiratory viruses and bacteria will enable physicians to rapidly stratify patients with respiratory symptoms.
The current pandemic of the new Corona virus (SARS-Cov-2) highlights the dangers of infections and demonstrates the need for fast and reliable diagnostic tools. However, even before the Corona pandemic a more deadly threat was and is largely neglected: sepsis. Sepsis causes more than 8 million deaths annually and is caused mainly by bacteria. The ongoing spread of antibiotic resistance puts even more pressure on the health systems.