The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year. It brings family and friends together from near and far to celebrate special traditions. The holidays also intertwine with the respiratory infection season such as RSV, Influenza, and COVID-19. After the 2020 holiday season, the United States saw the highest peak in COVID-19 cases.  Is your inventory prepared for the expected increased demand in testing?  LaunchWorks has the following ready-to-ship items critical to prepare your lab for the holiday demands and get ahead of the curve: 

Molecular assays identify the presence of COVID-19 viral RNA in respiratory specimens with high sensitivity and specificity. The 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, and does not require a passive reference dye. The 2X Master Mix has demonstrated multiplexed detection capabilities for respiratory panel testing including COVID-19, Flu A, Flu B, and RSV. With a shelf life of 12 months, the master mix is stored at or below –20°C. 

How to Purchase: 

  • Single 100 reaction tubes  
  • 1000 reaction kits containing 10 x 1 mL microtubes  

The LaunchWorks’ Viral Transport Media (VTM) is listed per the FDA guidance under the “Enforcement Policy for Viral Transport Media during the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency.” The VTM can be stored and transported in temperatures between 2-30°C for up to 24 months.  The VTM and specimen collection products are designed to get your respiratory clinical sample to the diagnostic lab, without degradation.  

What’s included in a sample collection kit: 

  • Each VTM tube contains 3 mLs of sterile filtered LaunchWorks VTM 
  • Biohazard bag  
  • Absorbent pad 
  • NP/OP Swab

LaunchWorks partners with companies to develop and optimize diagnostic products for commercial, large-scale manufacturing. All LaunchWorks products are manufactured under an ISO 13485 certified system and based on cGMP-compliant processes. Additionally, LaunchWorks provides an expansive list of services, from creating custom pilot lot kits for high complexity products to fully commercialized kitting and fulfillment. 

LaunchWorks is proud to support companies in the fight against COVID-19 during the holiday season. From our LaunchWorks family to yours, we wish you a healthy and joyous holiday season. 


For more information about how LaunchWorks supports the fight against COVID-19, contact us here. 


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