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The quality control from ZeptoMetrix is formulated with purified intact viral particles that have been chemically modified to render them non-infectious and refrigerator stable.
On May 5, 2020, ZeptoMetrix announced its new, ready-to-use NATtrol, a SARS-CoV-2 molecular quality control for laboratory QC and test validation.
According to a company press release, the quality control is formulated with purified intact viral particles that have been chemically modified to render them non-infectious and refrigerator stable, including:
Complementing the release of the positive control is a negative control formulated with human A549 cells:
"Due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, we were tasked to develop and deploy reliable, user-friendly commercial solutions for ready-to-use, non-infectious SARS-CoV-2 full process molecular quality controls under accelerated timelines,” said Shawn R. Smith, president and CEO of ZeptoMetrix, in the press release. “Today, I am extremely proud to announce that ZeptoMetrix has launched such controls - containing purified intact viral particles of actual SARS-CoV-2 that provide laboratories, hospitals and research facilities with essential external run controls to help ensure the reliability of COVID-19 testing.”