Salt Lake City, Utah – July 11, 2019 – Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CODX), a molecular diagnostics company with a unique, patented platform for the development of molecular diagnostic tests, announced today the product launch of their Vector Smart™ NAM test, used to identify the presence of West Nile virus, St. Louis encephalitis, and western equine encephalitis in mosquito populations.
Diseases like West Nile virus are carried across the continent by migratory birds or other vectors, and are then transmitted to humans or livestock by mosquitoes. Mosquito abatement districts are publicly funded departments at the city, county, and state level responsible for controlling mosquito populations through pesticide and non-pesticide-based treatment methods. According to a recent report, the professional pest control industry in the United States reached nearly $9 bn in 2018, of which mosquito control services are typically the fastest growing segment.
Co-Diagnostics CEO Dwight Egan remarked, “Our CoPrimer™-based North American mosquito test is the first multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test of its kind, with a target market of over 1,000 mosquito abatement districts across the continent. High-quality PCR tests help these centers identify and focus their efforts on those areas where the infectious diseases are found, allowing them to be more efficient and effective in preventing the spread of disease.
“In addition to being the only multiplex test for these diseases available today, the test’s sensitivity is unmatched by any similar or single-plex products. Sales of the test began in Q2 2019, which we expect will continue to increase.”
More information about the Company’s vector control solutions, pricing for the laboratory equipment packages, and tests currently available or in development can be found on the Company’s website at https://codiagnostics.com/products/vector-solutions/.
About Co-Diagnostics, Inc.:
Co-Diagnostics, Inc., a Utah corporation, is a molecular diagnostics company that develops, manufactures and markets a new, state-of-the-art diagnostics technology. The Company’s technology is utilized for tests that are designed using the detection and/or analysis of nucleic acid molecules (DNA or RNA). The Company also uses its proprietary technology to design specific tests to locate genetic markers for use in industries other than infectious disease and license the use of those tests to specific customers.
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