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IQ Plus PvNV Kit



Penaeus vannamei farmed in Belize were found with symptoms of white and opaque lesions in the tail muscle since 2004. The clinical signs are similar to those of shrimp infected by IMNV. After investigation of
Dr. Kathy F. J. Tang, that causes muscle necrosis was found in Penaeus vannamei was confirmed PvNV (Penaeus vannamei nodavirus) - a nodavirus. Despite low mortality caused by PvNV was observed, infection with this virus resulted in a 50% reduction in production in some ponds at the affected farm. With certain experiments done by Dr. Tang, it is confirmed that both P. vannamei and P. monodon are susceptible to PvNV infection. However, the transmission pathway is not clear and related researches are undergoing till today.

PCR technique has been commonly employed in the aquaculture industry for disease diagnosis and prevention. But building up a PCR lab is expensive and technician required. These make PCR detection limited in big farms. In order to provide pond-side PCR detection system for everyone in need, we introduced an innovative system - IQ Plus into the market. IQ Plus system using a new technology - insulated isothermal PCR (iiPCR), which is a compact and portable system and can detect PvNV within 1 hour. The extraction procedure has been simplified to an easy way for everyone can easily perform the assay. IQ Plus system would be a useful tool for aquaculture pathogen detection and prevention anytime anywhere.


  • High sensitivity and specificity
  • Easy to set up and use
  • High performance and time-saving
  • Room temperature shipping


  • 48 tests/ kit (including extraction reagents)
  • Sensitivity: Up to 10 copies/reaction
  • PCR reaction time: Less than one hour
  • Built-in internal control


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