World Hepatitis Day – Analytik Jena’s Detection Kits and Instruments Help Identify the Disease

27.07.2018 | News

Jena, Germany, July 28, 2018 — World Hepatitis Day takes place every year on July 28. Its purpose is to raise awareness of the disease worldwide and to provide information about the risks and the options for protection and treatment for hepatitis infections. The theme for this year’s World Hepatitis Day is “Find the Missing Millions.” Approximately 300 million people worldwide have chronic hepatitis B and C. Many people do not even know that they are infected. If left untreated, both infections can lead to cirrhosis of the liver, liver cancer, and death. Timely diagnosis is the key to controlling these diseases and stemming new infections.

Hepatitis delta is currently the biggest challenge for researchers and clinicians. It is estimated that 15 to 20 million people worldwide are infected with this most serious form of viral hepatitis. Treatment is successful in the long-term for only about 25% of these patients. Researching new medication is urgently necessary. As a result, hepatitis delta is gaining international attention. In the meantime, an international register has been established that is supported by EASL (The European Association for the Study of the Liver). Hepatitis delta is also increasingly a part of international conferences.

Analytik Jena offers reliable detection kits for monitoring treatment for various forms of hepatitis with the RoboGene® HBV, HCV and HDV Assays.
The Biometra PCR thermal cycler and the qTOWER product families complete the portfolio. PCR (polymerase chain reaction) is used for the specific amplification of DNA or RNA. Hospitals and doctors can use this to determine the viral load of a patient and check treatment success.

Further information about the RoboGene® Assays is available at https://www.analytik-jena.de/en/life-science/products/cat/cat/quantitative-real-time-assays.html Read more about Analytik Jena’s PCR portfolio at https://www.analytik-jena.de/en/life-science/products/cat/cat/thermal-cycler-and-real-time-thermal-cycler.html

Analytik Jena offers reliable detection kits for monitoring treatment for various forms of hepatitis with the RoboGene<sup>®</sup> HBV, HCV and HDV Assays.

Analytik Jena offers reliable detection kits for monitoring treatment for various forms of hepatitis with the RoboGene® HBV, HCV and HDV Assays.


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