Synthetic Viral Controls
Trusted Controls for Diverse Applications
In the wake of the global demand for diagnostic tests amid the Coronavirus pandemic, laboratories worldwide seek reliable tools for detecting SARS-CoV-2 and Respiratory viruses across various sample types. Our controls offer a trusted solution to address the expanding need for testing, ensuring accuracy and safety in a wide range of applications.
Ensuring Reproducible, High-Quality Results
Positive controls play a pivotal role in maintaining quality standards for diagnostic assays, spanning from development to day-to-day testing. These controls facilitate the verification and validation of diagnostic tests, supporting both next-generation sequencing (NGS) and reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assays, ensuring reproducibility and reliability.
Safe and Effective Alternatives to “Live Virus”
Concerns regarding safety and security associated with controls based on viral nucleic acids extracted from infected patients or live virus cultures led us to develop synthetic controls through gene synthesis. These alternatives offer a safe and effective solution, allowing broader access to diverse strains while mitigating potential risks.
Flexible Formulations for Varied Needs
Tailor your approach with our flexible control formulations—Standard, Assay Ready, or Encapsulated. Whether in a frozen liquid, dried pellet, or encapsulated dried pellet form, our controls provide options for shipping, storage, and stability, meeting the unique requirements of your applications. Ambient shipping reduces costs and enhances accessibility for researchers globally, making our controls a reliable choice in the dynamic landscape of diagnostic testing.
Twist Synthetic hMPXV Controls: Precision for Targeted Research
Twist’s Synthetic Human Monkeypox Virus (hMPXV) Controls, representing CB and WA clades, cover over 80% of the viral genome. Validated for custom assays and compatible with CDC-recommended PCR procedures, these controls, in two variants, offer precise tiling of the genome at 900bp intervals. With concentrations at approximately 100,000 copies/uL, they provide accuracy and reproducibility. Contact your local sales representative for more information.
Note: The Twist Synthetic hMPXV Controls are not ISO-13485 certified.
Have a question?
Get a call from your local Decode Science representative to help you find the best fit genomics products for you.