Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche has developed PCR tests to detect monkeypox. The group announced this in the evening in Basel. With the new kits, the spread of the disease should also be better observed in Europe.

The pharmaceutical company Roche has developed PCR tests to detect the monkeypox virus, which has been found in numerous countries. Roche announced on Wednesday evening in Basel that three different Lightmix Modular test kits had been created together with the subsidiary TIB Molbiol.

The monkeypox virus has recently spread not only on the African continent, but has also been detected in European countries. The new test kits from Roche are intended to help monitor the further spread of the virus and monitor the effect of therapies, vaccines and measures.

In the past few days, several cases of monkeypox have been detected using PCR (polymerase chain reaction) in special laboratories. The virus is easier to detect with test kits.

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