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29th November, 2016

OPERON is glad to announce the launching of its new product: CT/LGV.

Infections by Chlamydia trachomatis affect humans exclusively. Despite being the pathogen of the greatest prevalence in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the Western world, it is one of the least-diagnosed aetiologic agents, due to the high percentage of cases of asymptomatic infection.

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27th September, 2016

OPERON is glad to announce the launching of its new product: STD Panel Strip.

At present, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) make up the most common group of infectious diseases that must be reported in the majority of the world's countries. Their incidence is elevated, and more than 20 pathogenic micro-organisms are known to be transmitted by sexual contact, with Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Trichomonas vaginalis and Mycoplasma (genitalium and hominis) being the most common.

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2nd September, 2016

Trichomonas vaginalis (protozoal) is the etiologic agent of trichomoniasis, one of the most frequent sexually transmitted disease (STD). Infection rates among men and women are similar, although usually only women show symptoms, while infections in men are generally asymptomatic. Trichomoniasis can increase the risk of contracting or spreading other sexually transmitted infections such as HIV.

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18th March, 2016

Infections of S. pneumoniae represent an important public health problem in both industrialized nations as well as those that are less-developed. It is responsible for high mortality and lethality, as it is one of the main causative agents for a large variety of clinical conditions, from benign infections, like otitis media and acute sinusitis, to more severe infections, such as septicaemia, meningitis and pneumonia.

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Diagnostic screening for subclinical celiac disease using a rapid test in children aged 2–4

23st February, 2016

Dr. María Vega Almazán and co-workers from different Pediatric, Clinical Diagnostic and Research Units from Granada and Cordoba (Spain) published an interesting article studying the prevalence of subclinical celiac disease (CD) and analyzing the diagnostic yield of a new rapid test in children aged 2–4. Our Simple CD2WB immunochromatographic test strip was used in this study being an excellent diagnostic screening tool with high sensitivity and negative predictive value.

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31st December, 2015

Mycoplasma genitalium is a small bacterium from the genitourinary tract that lives in the ciliated epithelial cells of the reproductive and respiratory apparatuses. M. genitalium has recently been proposed to be the causative agent of frequent urethritis in men and lower reproductive tract infections in women, with symptoms very similar to those of Chlamydia trachomatis. This infection is associated with bacterial vaginosis. In addition, it is thought that this type of infection may also cause pelvic inflammatory disease in the long term.

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HLA B27 alleles detection

17 July, 2015

HLA B27 alleles has been associated with a wide range of pathologies such as ankylosing spondylitis, acute anterior uveitis, reactive arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease. Among them, the first one (ankylosing spondylitis) has shown an important association with these alleles: from 88% to 95% of affected patients carrying HLA B27.

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Molecular detection of pathogens associated to Sexual Transmitted Diseases.

15th June, 2015

Following to the growth of its innovative and highly competitive portfolio, OPERON has developed a new molecular diagnostic line based on the detection of amplified PCR products by immunocromatographic strip: the OligoGen products. This technology detects DNA from several pathogens associated to sexually transmitted diseases (STD) such as Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonohrroeae, Herpes simplex, Mycoplasma genitalium and more.

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The importance of an early diagnostic in Celiac Disease

27th May, 2015

Celiac disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory condition of the intestine that is triggered by the consumption of gluten or associated proteins found in wheat, barley and rye. It is one of the most common conditions affecting the Caucasian population, with a prevalence of between 1/100 and 1/500 in Europe and North America.

Typically, the onset of symptoms occurs between 4 and 24 months of age, after the introduction of cereals in the diet, and is characterized by growth retardation, diarrhea and abdominal distension.

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The qualitative detection of casein glycomacropeptide (cGMP) in milk

19th May, 2015

The casein glycomacropeptide (cGMP) in milk is a protein produced by enzymatic or bacterial induced degradation of the casein present in milk. This degradation takes place during the cheese manufacturing process, where specific proteases are added to act on the milk casein. Therefore its presence in milk is an indication of milk adulteration with whey. Other degradation processes (mostly related to the bacterial activity present in lactic products) are also capable of increasing the cGMP concentration but not as much as adulteration.

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