The Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification, called LAMP, is a unique, temperature- independent technique for amplifying DNA. HUMAN and Eiken developed with their TB-LAMP solution this molecular method for the detection of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Complex.
TB-LAMP is recommended by the WHO for replacing smear microscopy. The reason for the acceptance in the policy guideline was that TB-Lamp detects more positive TB cases and that it is also applicable to confirm smear negative results.
“Our approach is to provide a test for a rapid diagnose, which is safe, robust and easy to perform” said André Jendretzki, Junior Manager New Business & Market Development at HUMAN.
Its robustness, high sensitivity and ease of use makes TB-LAMP an excellent and nearly failsafe solution to improve TB diagnostics in remote areas. Moreover, this system offers a higher throughput of samples in lesser time than existing technologies.
Today, in resource-limited settings, TB is primarily diagnosed by sputum smear microscopy as more sensitive methods are often not available particularly due to the lack of infrastructure, skilled personnel and financing.
“We are very proud about reaching our next milestone by now being listed with the TB-LAMP products in the GDF catalog” André continues to explain. Due to the inclusion of HUMAN’s TB-LAMP products, countries will get better access to sensitive TB diagnostics and support in their engagement to end TB.
The TB-LAMP solution, developed by our partner Eiken Chemical Co., Ltd., is a molecular method for the detection of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Complex. More info: www.human.de/lamp
The Global Drug Facility (GDF) is a key mechanism of the Stop TB Partnership that offers nations a full range of high quality drugs and diagnostic tools at reasonable prices.
About WHO and TB-LAMP
In 2016, WHO recommended that smear microscopy may be replaced by TB-LAMP (http://sho.rtlink.de/lamp).
HUMAN, founded in 1972, is a Germany based privately owned company which develops, manufactures and distributes a wide range of IVD Diagnostics and laboratory equipment. The comprehensive portfolio of more than 400 products covers almost all areas of modern laboratory including Autoimmune and Molecular Diagnostics. With its strong network of partners in 160 countries and with six regional offices around the globe, HUMAN maintains probably the broadest distribution and service network, especially in developing and emerging countries.