NEW! G-Sphere® Norovirus, West Nile Virus, & Eastern Equine Encephalitis Molecular Standards!
Phthisis (Tye-sis) Diagnostics is a rapidly growing biotechnology company developing the Simply Molecular® product catalog, with a range of innovative molecular diagnostic products designed for speed, accuracy, & ease of use. The Simply Molecular® catalog offers solutions for Total Nucleic Acid Extraction and Molecular Standards for Quality Control (custom and stock catalog items). A Real Time PCR Assay for the detection of Cryptosporidium and Giardia is now available in the US for investigational use only. Other Real Time PCR assays are currently in the pipeline.
Phthisis Diagnostics also offers custom, OEM manufacturing of reagents for use in molecular-based diagnostic assays, Point of Care tests, and environmental pathogen testing.
Cure Requires Diagnosis
The fourth leading cause of death globally is infectious disease. Early and proper diagnosis is key to delivering effective treatment, reducing risk of outbreaks, and improving patient care. Phthisis Diagnostics works with diagnostic partners around the world toward this goal. Specialties include:
- Complex nucleic acid extractions (DNA & RNA)
- Molecular standards
- Infectious disease diagnostics
Researchers have found a correlation between ocean temperatures in the South Atlantic, and epidemic outbreaks of the Plasmodium
parasite that cases malaria in northwest India.
We are pleased to announce the release of our new product, the G-Sphere® Eastern Equine Encephalitis Molecular Standard! This is our fourth RNA virus molecular standard. Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEE) is transmitted by infected mosquitoes and is present in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean.
We are pleased to announce the release of our new product, the G-Sphere® West Nile Virus Molecular Standard! This is our third RNA virus molecular standard. West Nile Virus is an endemic pathogen in Africa, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Europe and the United States. 2012 was one of the worst years for West Nile Virus cases on record in the United States, and many states are increasing their surveillance of the mosquito populations in anticipation of any 2013 outbreaks.
In commemoration of the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003, and the discovery of DNA's double helix structure in 1953, tomorrow April 25th is National DNA Day!
To mark the start of the warm weather mosquito season, the California State Legislature declared the week of April 21-27, 2013 as West Nile Virus and Mosquito & Vector Control Awareness Week! Like much of the United States, California was hit hard by the 2012 West Nile Virus season with 479 cases and 19 fatalities. Hopefully those numbers will drop now that awareness and screenings are being increased. Read more...