NEWS

    2023
    01-13
    Extension of the distribution agreement between Credo Diagnostics Biomedical Pte Ltd and BIOSYNEX S.A.

    13 January 2023 - BIOSYNEX (ISIN : FR0011005933, Mnémonique :ALBIO), a major player in public health, announces the extension of its partnership with the Singaporean company Credo Diagnostics Biomedical Pte Ltd (“Credo Diagnostics”).

     

    The collaboration between the two companies had started at the beginning of the Covid-19 health crisis in March 2020, which eventually led to an agreement to distribute VitaPCRTM systems in France, Belgium, Switzerland and Luxembourg.

     

    Founded in 2011, Credo Diagnostics launched the VitaPCRTM in 2019, a revolutionary molecular biology platform capable of detecting infectious pathogens (including the SARS-CoV-2 responsible for Covid-19, influenza and RSV viruses) by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) methodology in only 20 minutes.  With its ease of use, VitaPCRTM contributes significantly to the decentralization of tests from centralized labs to private medical laboratories, general hospitals or even directly by nursing staff in clinical departments.

     

    In more than two years of partnership, BIOSYNEX has successfully implemented the VitaPCRTM solution in more than 300 sites in France, including private clinical laboratories, hospitals, and remote sites (airports, cruise ships, companies).

     

    BIOSYNEX and Credo Diagnostics have recently strengthened their collaboration by signing an exclusivity agreement for an extended territory including the United Kingdom. Thanks to the acquisition of BHR in May 2022, BIOSYNEX now has a direct sales force in the United Kingdom and anticipates a significant deployment of the VitaPCRTM systems in this country which is at the forefront of Point-of-Care diagnostic solutions.

     

    In addition, Credo Diagnostics will be releasing a next generation rapid PCR platform, VitaSIRO soloTM based on microfluidic technology that simplifies the entire procedure. The multiplexing capability of the new platform enables the simultaneous viral detection of influenza, SARS-CoV-2 and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) that cause bronchiolitis. This new respiratory assay was developed with the intention of meeting the diagnostic demand linked to winter respiratory epidemics due to multiple viruses and will strengthen the diagnostics portfolio of Credo Diagnostics. Furthermore, new applications are being developed on this platform and will enable BIOSYNEX to expand its solution offer to existing customers as well as future prospects.

     

    Larry Abensur, Chaiman and CEO of BIOSYNEX: “Our collaboration with Credo Diagnostics has greatly contributed to making BIOSYNEX a key player in Covid-19 diagnostics in France. This new agreement is a major step in our partnership because it opens up important commercial development opportunities in this post pandemic period by giving us access to new applications and new territories.”

     

    Dr. Winston Wong Jr., Chairman and CEO of Credo Diagnostics: “We are happy with the performances of BIOSYNEX not only in the areas of the distribution of our products, but the support in other areas of Clinical Performance Studies and generation of scientific reports for our VitaPCR™ platforms. I am looking forward to the introduction of our new VitaSIRO solo™ platforms to their distribution network.”

     

     

     

    view more
    2022
    12-09
    VitaPCR™ Assays Enable Detection of Influenza Virus New Variants

    Singapore, December 9, 2022 – Detection of Influenza virus variants

     

    In response to the emergence of Influenza virus variants, and to mitigate any potential risks these may present to our assay performance, Credo Diagnostics conducted the BLASTn analysis (with the oligonucleotide primers and probes of the assays involving Influenza A virus detection) against the sequences of circulating Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 variants¹ and Influenza A(H3N2) variants (seven variants belong to clade 3C.2a1b.2a.2 and one variant belongs to clade 3C.2a1b.1a) as listed in the Danish published study.²

     

    We are pleased to announce that all our associated Influenza A assays are able to correctly detect these variant strains.

     

    Find out more: 

     

    For more information, contact us at service@credodxbiomed.com.

     

    References:

    1. The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is aware of an emerging H1N1pdm09 influenza clade (6B.1A.5a.2 and 6B.1A.5a.1) that is circulating in the UK.
    2. Emergence of circulating influenza A H3N2 viruses with genetic drift in the matrix gene: be alert of false-negative test results. APMIS. 2022 Oct;130(10):612-617

     

    About Credo Diagnostics Biomedical Pte. Ltd.

    Credo Diagnostics develops and manufactures innovative, easy-to-use, and rapid molecular diagnostic solutions for Point-of-Care (POC) applications at affordable costs without compromising accuracy and speed in the areas of Human Health. Leveraging solid and established science, combined with efficient integration and strategic innovation, Credo Diagnostics Biomedical provides advanced medical technologies for all.

    view more
    2022
    11-01
    VitaPCR™ SARS-CoV-2 Gen 2 Assay receives approval for continued distribution in the United Kingdom

    Singapore, November 1, 2022 – VitaPCR™ SARS-CoV-2 Gen 2 Assay receives approval for continued distribution in the United Kingdom

     

    On 28 October 2022, Credo Diagnostics Biomedical received confirmation from the UK Health Security Agency that the VitaPCR™ SARS-CoV-2 Gen 2 Assay has been approved under the requirements set out in The Medical Devices (Coronavirus Test Device Approvals) (Amendment) Regulations 2021.

     

    VitaPCR™ SARS-CoV-2 Gen 2 Assay is a rapid molecular in-vitro diagnostic solution, using real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) amplification technology for the qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 in patients’ nasopharyngeal swabs.

     

    VitaPCR™ SARS-CoV-2 Gen 2 system is easy to use and portable to deploy anywhere. This solution delivers accurate results in 20 minutes, allowing healthcare professionals to provide patients with the right course of treatment in a timely manner.

     

    Dr. Wong Jr. Winston, Chairman and CEO of Credo Diagnostics Biomedical, said, “We are honored to receive the UK CTDA approval for our VitaPCR™ SARS-CoV-Gen 2 Assay. This significant milestone further reinforces our commitment to our mission of providing advanced medical technology for all. This accomplishment could not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the team at Credo Diagnostics Biomedical. Together with our distribution network for VitaPCR™, we are ready for expansion into the UK market, bringing accessible diagnostics solutions to improve lives.”

     

    For more information, contact us at service@credodxbiomed.com.

     

    About Credo Diagnostics Biomedical Pte. Ltd.

    Credo Diagnostics develops and manufactures innovative, easy-to-use, and rapid molecular diagnostic solutions for Point-of-Care (POC) applications at affordable costs without compromising accuracy and speed in the areas of Human Health. Leveraging solid and established science, combined with efficient integration and strategic innovation, Credo Diagnostics Biomedical provides advanced medical technologies for all.

    view more
    2022
    10-20
    Update on Detection of the latest SARS-CoV-2 Variant Strain

    Singapore, October 20, 2022 – Update on Detection of the latest SARS-CoV-2 Variant Strain

     

    In response to the emergence of new COVID-19 variants, and to mitigate any potential risks that these variants may have on our assay performance, we, Credo Diagnostics Biomedical Pte Ltd, have performed the BLASTn analysis (with the oligonucleotide primers and probes of the assays involving SARS-CoV-2 detection) against the sequences listed in GISAID from September 1st to October 17th, 2022.

     

    Our analysis has confirmed that the performance of our SARS-CoV-2 RNA detection assays* is not impacted by the Omicron subvariants, including B.1.1.529 BA.1, BA.2, BA.4, and BA.5 along with the new Omicron subvariants stated below:
    . XBB - a hybrid of two BA.2 variants
    . BQ.1.1 and BF.7 - the BA.5 subvariants

     

    Meanwhile, we continue to affirm that our SARS-CoV-2 RNA detection assay is still capable of detecting the following previously circulating Variants of Concern (VOCs):
    . Alpha variant - known as B.1.1.7
    . Beta variant - known as B.1.351
    . Gamma variant - known as P.1
    . Delta variant - known as B.1.617.2


    *The SARS-CoV-2 RNA detection assays include:
    . VitaPCR™ Influenza/SARS-CoV-2 (Flu/SC2) Assay (PCRAE0128)
    . VitaPCR™ SARS-CoV-2 Assay (PCRAE0114)
    . VitaPCR™ SARS-CoV-2 Gen 2 Assay (PCRAE0120)

     

    About Credo Diagnostics Biomedical Pte. Ltd.

    Credo Diagnostics develops and manufactures innovative, easy-to-use, and rapid molecular diagnostic solutions for Point-of-Care (POC) applications at affordable costs without compromising accuracy and speed in the areas of Human Health. Leveraging solid and established science, combined with efficient integration and strategic innovation, Credo Diagnostics Biomedical provides advanced medical technologies for all.

    view more
    2022
    10-03
    Detection of Influenza A H3N2 virus

    Singapore, October 3, 2022 – Detection of Influenza A H3N2 virus

     

    In response to the emergence of variants of influenza A H3N2 viruses, and to mitigate any potential risks that these variants may have on our assay performance, we, Credo Diagnostics Biomedical, have performed the BLASTn analysis (with the oligonucleotide primers and probes of the assays involving Influenza A virus detection) against the sequences of eight circulating influenza A variants (seven variants belong to clade 3C.2a1b.2a.2 and one variant belongs to clade 3C.2a1b.1a) listed in the Danish published study.¹

     

    According to our analysis, we hereby confirm that all our Influenza A detection assays, including VitaPCR™ Flu A&B assay, VitaPCR™ Flu/RSV assay, and VitaPCR™ Influenza/SARS-CoV-2 (Flu/SC2) assay, are capable of detecting these eight variants correctly.

     

     

     

    About Credo Diagnostics Biomedical Pte. Ltd.

    Credo Diagnostics develops and manufactures innovative, easy-to-use, and rapid molecular diagnostic solutions for Point-of-Care (POC) applications at affordable costs without compromising accuracy and speed in the areas of Human Health. Leveraging solid and established science, combined with efficient integration and strategic innovation, Credo Diagnostics Biomedical provides advanced medical technologies for all.

    view more
    2022
    07-26
    Credo Diagnostics’ booth at AACC 2022 has officially opened.

    Singapore, July 26, 2022 – Credo Diagnostics presents at AACC, Chicago, IL, USA, on July 26 - 28, 2022.

     

    At the 2019 AACC in Anaheim, CA, Booth #4339, Credo Diagnostics launched our VitaPCR™ Instrument and our first VitaPCR™ Influenza A&B Assay.

     

    After one year, our product lines include the VitaPCR™ SARS-CoV-2 Gen 2 Assay, VitaPCR™ Influenza/SARS-CoV-2 Assay, VitaPCR™ Influenza/RSV Assay, and VitaPCR™ Strep A Assay.
     
    For AACC 2022 in Chicago, Credo Diagnostics are happy to announce our participation, and importantly, will introduce our new molecular diagnostic platform – VitaSIRO solo™, and share what we have done since the onset of COVID-19 to help countries provide VitaPCR™ machines.

     

    “Today, it is a great honour to see our solutions accepted and requested by users worldwide. We strive to provide the best solutions to our customers continually and we will never stop innovating."
     

    Come visit us at Booth #4456 to see for yourself.

     

    Credo Diagnostics, “Advanced Medical Technology For All”

     

     Booth #4456, 2022 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo

     

    About Credo Diagnostics Biomedical Pte. Ltd.

    Credo Diagnostics develops and manufactures innovative, easy-to-use, and rapid molecular diagnostic solutions for Point-of-Care (POC) applications at affordable costs without compromising accuracy and speed in the areas of Human Health. Leveraging solid and established science, combined with efficient integration and strategic innovation, Credo Diagnostics Biomedical provides advanced medical technologies for all.

    view more