August 04, 2016
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Sentosa genotyping assay detects HIV drug resistance mutations

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PHILADELPHIA — Gerd Michel, PhD, chief scientific officer for Vela Diagnostics, describes the first next-generation, sequencing-based test able to detect HIV drug resistance mutations. According to data he presented at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry’s Annual Scientific Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo, the Sentosa SQ HIV-1 genotyping assay demonstrated 100% sensitivity to drug resistance mutations in the protease gene, and identified 98.16% of all drug resistance mutations in the reverse transcriptase gene.

Disclosure: Michel is an employee of Vela Diagnostics, manufacturer of the Sentosa SQ HIV-1 genotyping assay.