Author Archives: CTK Biotech



What You May have missed at AACC 2016 in Philadelphia

Over 20,000 laboratory medicine and healthcare professionals attended the 68th Annual Meeting and Expo. The meeting focused on advances in medical testing that will help patients get more accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.  CTK was proud to continue its tradition of attending the Expo. As you can imagine, Zika, Chagas, and Chikungunya were popular topics, and we learned in one.... Read Full Article >




BETTER HEALTH THROUGH LABORATORY MEDICINE AACC is a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to clinical laboratory science and its application to healthcare. Our leadership in education, advocacy and collaboration helps lab professionals adapt to change and do what they do best: provide vital insight and guidance so patients get the care they need.              .... Read Full Article >




Today is WORLD HEPATITIS DAY Both the World Hepatitis Alliance and the WHO’s World Hepatitis Day’s theme for 2016 is ELIMINATION. Hepatitis is a term for inflammatory diseases of the liver, which range from mild and self-limited to severe, progressive forms leading to liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatocellular carcinoma. Viral hepatitis is most commonly caused by the hepatitis A, B and C.... Read Full Article >



Resources for Dengue Diagnostics

In 128 countries, 400 million people are infected each year and over half the world’s population is at risk of infection with Dengue viruses. As a leading discoverer, developer, and manufacturer of tropical disease IVDs, CTK is proud to offer a complete line of products for the management of dengue infection: Rapid Test: For all market ELISA Kit: To confirm rapid test.... Read Full Article >




WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY June 14th is the 2016 World Blood Donor Day, as recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO). Blood donations have increased by about 25% over the past 12 years with an expected 108 Million donations in 2016 Rates of donations decrease substantially from high-income to low-income countries: high-income countries is 36.8 donations per 1000 population; 11.7.... Read Full Article >



National Women’s Health Week

National Women’s Health Week May 8-14, 2016 is celebrated as National Women’s Health Week and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. During this week, women of all ages pledge to take at least one step towards a healthier life. (Source) CTK offers a wide range of IVD products to aid in the diagnosis and management of.... Read Full Article >



Today is World Malaria Day!

World Malaria Day On April 25, 2016 people around the world will participate in World Malaria Day, taking part in events to fight against and raise awareness about malaria. Facts about Malaria1 : 3.2 billion people in 97 countries – nearly half of the world’s population –  are currently at risk for malaria disease transmission Roughly 15 countries – mainly.... Read Full Article >



It’s Cancer Awareness Month – Do you know these cancer facts?

February is worldwide Cancer Awareness Month. Cancer is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Cancer can be reduced if detected by early screening and diagnosis, and then treated early. Did you know these facts about cancer? Most Common Cancers: Here are the most commonly diagnosed cancers (in order of frequency) worldwide according to the CDC: Men:.... Read Full Article >



Zika virus: WHO declares public health emergency!

On February 1, 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern after the rapid increase of microencephaly cases in newborn babies, which is strongly believed to be linked to women with an infectious history of the Zika virus (ZIKV) during pregnancy. ZIKV recently emerged as an epidemic in Latin America, particularly in Brazil.... Read Full Article >



Top 6 Things to Do at Arab Health 2016

If you’re going to the Arab Health 2016, we’d be pleased to schedule time with you to discuss our soon to be released TORCH panel that includes: Toxoplasmosis, Rubella, CMV, and HSV-1 & HSV-2. Detects and differentiates BOTH IgM and IgG in the above tests Differentiates HSV-1 and HSV-2 Includes semi-quantitative results for Rubella Can be used with whole blood,.... Read Full Article >



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 >