Roche announced on Wednesday evening that these are Lightmix Modular test kits. The monkeypox virus has recently not only spread to the African continent, but has also been detected in western countries and in Switzerland. The new test kits from Roche should now help to monitor the further spread of the virus and to monitor the effect of therapies, vaccines and measures.
“Roche has quickly developed a new test series that detects the monkeypox virus and helps track its epidemiological spread,” said Thomas Schinecker, CEO of Roche Diagnostics. Diagnostic tools are crucial in responding to and ultimately controlling emerging public health challenges.