High-tech low-complexity Electrophoresis-PCR-based screening program
As HPV infection increases the risk of developing cervical cancer, large HPV screening programs have been initiated in several countries. To expand HPV screening programmes, costs per test are of great importance. Based on the cost-effective and well-established methods of conventional PCR and gel-electrophoresis, Cytecs has developed a panel of test kits, which covers the high-risk virus types as per the WHO classification. The test not only reduces the complexity of gel-electrophoresis, but the stand-alone 20 x 20 cm equipment contains all necessary components: Electrophoresis-chamber, LED illumination, CCD camera and Wi-Fi data collection and transfer. The solution is not only easy to use and highly reliable but also cost effective.