In 2020, Promega developed XpressAmp™ Direct Amplification Reagents to accelerate the time to receive test results from PCR testing. The system allows labs to skip the lengthy RNA extraction step, saving valuable time and resources. XpressAmp™ Direct Amplification Reagents only require a 10-minute incubation at room temperature before proceeding with RT-PCR.
Promega also developed the Lumit™ Dx SARS-CoV-2 Immunoassay, a novel approach for detecting anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies using bioluminescence. Antibody testing is another crucial tool that provides valuable information to patients, clinicians and public health officials.