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qPCR VIT® Corona and qPCR Prep Wastewater test kits for the
reliable and robust monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater samples

The qPCR test kits for wastewater

Due to the complex composition of wastewater, a reliable detection of bacteria and viruses is a challenging task. With vermicon AG's test kits that have been specially developed for wastewater treatment plants, epidemiological wastewater monitoring can be reliably implemented.

The qPCR VIT® Corona and qPCR Prep Wastewater test kits enable continuous monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 virus loads in wastewater samples.

Your local partner

vermicon AG is the pioneer in wastewater microbiology. We support wastewater treatment plants, local authorities and industrial companies in the implementation of epidemiological wastewater monitoring for health-relevant parameters such as corona, influenza, RSV or antibiotic resistance. From sampling to precise evaluation and systematic documentation, we and our partners will guide you through the entire process.

Established qPCR technology specifically for wastewater

The qPCR VIT® Corona and qPCR Prep Wastewater test kits are tailored to the needs of the wastewater industry. They enable an accurate analysis of RNA virus particles and sample preparation for robust results. Our qPCR VIT® test kits are based on the established RT-qPCR method, recommended by the EU Commission and ESI-CorA. This technology allows for a fast and precise determination of virus concentrations.

Field-proven analysis and data generation

Since October 2023, we have been actively involved in the AMELAG project of the German Federal Ministry of Health (BMG) and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV). In this project, the qPCR VIT® Corona and qPCR Prep Wastewater test kits are used for continuous monitoring of the SARS-CoV-2 viral load in wastewater samples in the laboratories of HTS Labs Frankfurt GmbH.

All-in-one detection system

qPCR Prep Wastewater

  • Preparation, sample concentration and RNA extraction
  • Robust and reliable, developed for analysis of wastewater samples
  • Result: purified viral RNA (wastewater extract) for analysis with the qPCR VIT® Corona kit


qPCR VIT®Corona

  • Specific and robust detection and quantification of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater samples
  • Concurrent detection of 4 targets in a single reaction (4plex), including two separate genome regions of the SARS-CoV-2 virus
  • Quick evaluation and documentation via VIT® Vision dashboard

The advantages

  • All-in-One detection system

  • Optimized for analysis of wastewater samples

  • Used as part of the AMELAG project

  • Specific and robust results

  • Graphical visualization of measured values over time via VIT® Vision dashboard

Both test kits can be acquired either separately or as a All-in-One detection system.

Wastewater-based epidemiology: Influenza

We have expanded our already established wastewater-based epidemiological early warning system for SARS-CoV-2 to include the parameter influenza. Further test kits for this pathogen will be available shortly. Stay informed!

Corona Laboratory Analysis

Do you require a laboratory analysis? Order the analysis of your samples now. The analysis is carried out with our qPCR test kits. Sampling is conducted by our certified partner HPC AG on site or can be done on your own using our sampling kits. The process is suitable for wastewater treatment plants as well as for public and private facilities.

Wastewater-based epidemiology

Wastwater-based epidemiology is an effective tool for supporting public health management. The monitoring of health-relevant viruses and bacteria (e.g. SARS-CoV-2, influenza and RSV) in wastewater is not only a quick and cost-effective method, but also a reliable means of recording the incidence of infection in entire communities.

How are SARS-CoV-2 and influenza analysed in wastewater?

In the webinar "Epidemiological wastewater monitoring", vermicon AG and HPC AG explain the advantages of wastewater-based epidemiology, how such a system works in practice and why the sewer system should ideally be included as well.
The webinar is free of charge. Register now!

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