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News Archives: 2015



Distributors in Indonesia wanted

Located in California, USA, an area well known for biotechnology and scientific discovery, CTK Biotech develops and manufactures innovative immunodiagnostic tools, including Rapid Tests, Elisa kits and Positive Controls for the IVD community worldwide.  At present, we are prepared to grow our business in the Indonesia marketplace.  We are an ideal partner in this region due to many of CTK’s products.... Read Full Article >



Study shows chikungunya virus may cause fatal brain infection

In a recent cohort study published in the journal, Neurology, researchers have shown that the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya may lead to a severe brain infection and even death in infants and people over 65.  The study involved a cohort of patients infected with chickungunya virus during the 2005-2006 outbreak on Reunion Island, off the coast of Madagascar.   Researchers looked at.... Read Full Article >



World AIDS Day

Today, on World AIDS Day, people across the globe are raising awareness and joining in the fight against HIV and AIDS.  Despite many efforts, decades of research and clinical trials, an HIV vaccine has not been forthcoming.   The world has made great strides in halting and reversing the spread of this killer virus, through awareness campaigns, effective screening and prevention programs, yet,.... Read Full Article >



Poor sanitation is at the heart of preventable diseases

UNICEF says diarrheal diseases stemming from inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene kill over 800 children under five-years-old every day. Using proper toilets and hand washing – preferably with soap – prevents the transfer of bacteria, viruses and parasites found in human feces which otherwise contaminate water resources, soil and food. This contamination is a major cause of diarrhea, the second.... Read Full Article >



Meet us at MEDICA 2015 in November

We always look forward to attending MEDICA but this year we’re more excited than ever since we’ll be celebrating CTK Biotech’s 10th anniversary and the launch of numerous new rapid tests in 2015.  We have expanded our prenatal care product line with the first-of-its kind semi-quantitative Rubella IgG/IgM Rapid Test, HSV-1 IgG/IgM Rapid Test and HSV-2 IgG/IgM Rapid Test. With these new.... Read Full Article >



CTK dengue rapid test outperforms market leader

In the recent independent evaluation conducted in South America, CTK Dengue Rapid Test outperforms the market leading competitor kit and has better correlation with a confirmatory ELISA test.  Please click here for CTK’s Case Report detailing this external evaluation.



Visit us at AACC 2015 in July

Please visit CTK at AACC 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, July 26-30th, booth #3050.  We will be featuring our new products including, the first-of-its kind Rubella IgM/IgG Rapid test,  HSV-1 IgG/IgM Rapid Test and HSV-2 IgG/IgM Rapid Test as well as our suite of OnSite Rapid Tests, Positivia External Controls and ELISA Kits.  Members of our team will be available.... Read Full Article >



Tips for Rapid Test storage during summer months

OnSite Rapid Tests are a user friendly diagnostic product and can be stored at room temperature, defined as 2-30°C.  However, during hot summer months, keeping storage facilities at these temperatures is difficult.  Improper storage leads to short shelf life or premature expiration and has the potential to be a big financial loss.  In expired products, we have observed faint test lines,.... Read Full Article >



Women’s Health Week highlights regular screening tests

Women’s Health Week highlights regular screening tests

Each year, the Office of Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services celebrates National Women’s Health Week by urging women to make their health a priority and schedule a visit with a doctor.  This year’s campaign focus was on prevention and encouraged women to speak with their health care provider to learn more about what screening exams are.... Read Full Article >



NEW! SEMI-QUANTITATIVE Rapid Test for Rubella Diagnosis

CTK Biotech has released the first of its kind rapid test in Rubella diagnostics with a 4-line semi-quantitative OnSite Rubella IgG/IgM Rapid Test.  This novel, cost effective kit allows medical professionals to accurately distinguish if and when someone was infected with rubella  or if successful vaccination has taken place.  With high degree of agreement with the market leading ELISA kit and calibrated against WHO.... Read Full Article >



CMEF 2015

Visit CTK at  CMEF 2015 in Shanghai in May. We will be featuring our OnSite Rapid Tests, Positivia External Controls and ELISA Kits. Members of our team will be available to answer your questions; to schedule an appointment contact your sales representative or Shauna Parker at info@ctkbiotech.com.