Gentel claims that the APiX Simian Pathogen Array, Version 1.0 is the first of several viral antigen arrays for screening Specific Pathogen-Free NHP colonies to ensure virus-free status.

The APiX View Detection-Simian pathogen reagent kit utilises Gentel’s chromogenic detection system and is aligned with the Gentel Proteomics Multi-System and AthenaQuant analysis software that offers an easy-to-use and cost-effective alternative to fluorescent and chemiluminescent detection, Gentel said.

Gentel president and CEO Alex Vodenlich said that this product launch continues to expand the application of their APiX chromogenic detection technology to include antigen arrays for use in laboratory animal health applications.

“We’re responding to the market’s need for technologies that enable rapid, easy, and affordable high-throughput serological screening for animal health,” Vodenlich said.

The ability to identify virus-specific antibodies in serum allows identification of exposure and is ideally suited for monitoring the health of laboratory animals.