The season of Respiratory Syncytial Virus, better known as RSV, is here. This respiratory illness is most prevalent in young children but can also be found in adults with underlying diseases such as heart or lung disease. According to the CDC, RSV can ultimately be the root cause of more severe respiratory infections like bronchiolitis and pneumonia.


  • An already infected person coughing or sneezing 
  • Direct contact with the virus 
  • Kissing a child’s face 
  • Touching a surface then touching your face 


  • Runny nose 
  • Decreased appetite 
  • Coughing 
  • Wheezing 
  • Fever 
  • Sneezing  


  • Wash hands often with soap 
  • Avoid close contact with sick people 
  • Limit time spent in contagious setting during RSV activity 
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces 

RSV, like other common respiratory viral infections, can be detected using molecular assays to identify the presence of RNA targets in clinical respiratory specimens with high sensitivity and specificity. LaunchWorks One-Step RT-qPCR Master Mix was designed for sensitive and reproducible detection of RNA and/or DNA targets in a single or multiplexed RT-qPCR reaction. The 2x formatted Master Mix can run multiplexed reactions including Flu A, Flu B, RSV and COVID-19. Additionally, Launchworks Viral Transport Media (VTM), specimen collection, and sample prep products are designed to get your respiratory clinical sample to the diagnostic lab, without degradation. 

LaunchWorks CDMO partners with companies to develop and optimize diagnostic products for commercial, large-scale manufacturing. Our company provides an expansive list of services, from creating custom pilot lot kits for high complexity products to fully commercialized kitting and fulfillment. 

Furthermore, LaunchWorks provides testing services that include real-time and accelerated product aging and package testing. Additionally, cold chain packaging for custom cold chain shipping needs can be developed and validated through our affiliate company, Cryopak 

LaunchWorks is proud to support companies in the fight to combat RSV. For more information about how LaunchWorks supports the battle against RSV, contact us here.


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