Log in
Forgot password ?
Become a member for free
Sign up
Sign up
New member
Sign up for FREE
New customer
Discover our services
Dynamic quotes 
  1. Homepage
  2. Equities
  3. France
  4. Euronext Paris
  5. Novacyt
  6. News
  7. Summary
    ALNOV   FR0010397232


Real-time Quote. Real-time Euronext Paris - 06/11 11:35:27 am
3.988 EUR   +2.55%
06/03NOVACYT  : Launches Two New COVID-19 Tests
06/03NOVACYT  : Launch of two new PCR COVID-19 assays
05/31NOVACYT  : Monthly statement on outstanding equity shares and voting rights
SummaryMost relevantAll NewsOther languagesPress ReleasesOfficial PublicationsSector news

Novacyt S.A.: Launch of Three Innovative Products to Support COVID-19 Testing

06/18/2020 | 02:01am EDT

Regulatory News:

Novacyt (EURONEXT GROWTH: ALNOV; AIM: NCYT) ("Novacyt", the "Company" or the “Group”), an international specialist in clinical diagnostics, announces the launch of three new products to support laboratories testing for COVID-19. These are Exsig™ Direct and Exsig™ Mag, two RNA extraction kits for use prior to running a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19, and COVID-HT, a high-throughput test for COVID-19.

Exsig™ Direct and Exsig™ Mag
In addition to supporting laboratories through the supply of its COVID-19 test, Novacyt has developed two RNA extraction kits, Exsig™ Direct and Exsig™ Mag, to help address the current reported global shortfall in extraction reagents required to perform PCR testing. The extraction of RNA is a key pre-analytical step in COVID-19 testing and must be performed before running the PCR test on the RNA extract. The two kits can be used with all open instrument platforms for running a PCR test and offer customers different benefits; Exsig™ Direct provides significant workflow improvements whilst Exsig™ Mag offers enhanced sensitivity of the Company’s COVID-19 test.

Exsig™ Direct is an innovative direct-to-PCR extraction kit which removes the need for complex, automated magnetic bead extraction systems. It is designed to be used with the Company’s COVID-19 test and is expected to significantly improve laboratory workflow, reduce cycle times, increase throughput by up to 50% and reduce costs. It uses a combination of optimised buffers to extract COVID-19 RNA from clinical samples. These buffers have been specifically designed and clinically tested to ensure the high level of testing performance of the Company’s COVID-19 test is maintained. Novacyt also plans to optimise the use of this new extraction method in future PCR tests to be developed and launched by the Company.

Exsig™ Mag is a new extraction kit designed to run on multiple automated magnetic bead extraction systems commonly used by clinical laboratories around the world. Exsig™ Mag has been developed to enhance extraction of COVID-19 RNA from clinical samples and, when used in combination with the Company’s COVID-19 test, offers ultra-sensitive detection of COVID-19. Exsig™ Mag can also be used in combination with other COVID-19 PCR tests.

COVID-HT is a new test for COVID-19 optimised for use in laboratories performing high volumes of tests. The CE Mark test has been designed and validated to perform at the same high levels of specificity and sensitivity as the Company’s existing COVID-19 test.

COVID-HT uses the Company’s proprietary master mix which, unlike the standard COVID-19 kit, requires no premixing, and the test components are packaged to facilitate a more streamlined workflow in a highly automated laboratory setting. As a result, COVID-HT is expected to improve operational efficiency and save time and labour associated with handling and preparing the test for use.

Exsig™ Direct, Exsig™ Mag and COVID-HT are immediately available and manufacturing capacity has been developed to meet potential demand.

Graham Mullis, Group CEO of Novacyt, commented:
“As we continue to supply our COVID-19 test to laboratories around the world, we are delighted to provide further support through the launch of these new products. We believe there will be significant demand for our new extraction kits, particularly at this time when automated RNA extraction reagents are in short supply. In addition, our high-throughput test, for use in large volume clinical laboratories, should enable more efficient workflow which is critical to achieve optimal testing volumes. We look forward to continuing to work with our customers to support their testing requirements through new and innovative solutions.”

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation (EU) 596/2014.

About Novacyt Group
The Novacyt Group is an international diagnostics business generating an increasing portfolio of in vitro and molecular diagnostic tests. Its core strengths lie in diagnostics product development, commercialisation, contract design and manufacturing. The Company's lead business units comprise of Primerdesign and Lab21 Products, supplying an extensive range of high-quality assays and reagents worldwide. The Group directly serves microbiology, haematology and serology markets as do its global partners, which include major corporates.

For more information please refer to the website: www.novacyt.com

© Business Wire 2020
All news about NOVACYT
06/03NOVACYT  : Launches Two New COVID-19 Tests
06/03NOVACYT  : Launch of two new PCR COVID-19 assays
05/31NOVACYT  : Monthly statement on outstanding equity shares and voting rights
05/26GLOBAL MARKETS LIVE : Amazon, Volkswagen, AstraZeneca, Aston Martin, Sony...
05/26NOVACYT  : Launch of VersaLab™ Portable
05/26NOVACYT S.A. ("NOVACYT", THE "COMPAN : Launch of VersaLab™ Portable
05/21NOVACYT  : Government and Covid test supplier Novacyt row over £150m PCR contrac..
05/21NOVACYT  : DHSC Dispute Update
05/21NOVACYT S.A. ("NOVACYT", THE "COMPAN : DHSC Dispute Update
05/17LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE : Banks, industrial stocks drag FTSE 100 down; Diploma jum..
More news
Sales 2020 312 M 377 M 377 M
Net income 2020 185 M 224 M 224 M
Net cash 2020 102 M 123 M 123 M
P/E ratio 2020 1,52x
Yield 2020 -
Capitalization 282 M 341 M 341 M
EV / Sales 2020 0,58x
EV / Sales 2021 0,38x
Nbr of Employees 110
Free-Float 99,2%
Duration : Period :
Novacyt Technical Analysis Chart | MarketScreener
Full-screen chart
Technical analysis trends NOVACYT
Short TermMid-TermLong Term
Income Statement Evolution
Mean consensus HOLD
Number of Analysts 2
Average target price 4,90 €
Last Close Price 3,99 €
Spread / Highest target 42,9%
Spread / Average Target 22,9%
Spread / Lowest Target 2,81%
EPS Revisions
Managers and Directors
Graham David Mullis Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
James Martin Mccarthy Chief Financial Officer & Director
James Christopher Wakefield Chairman
R. A. Trevor Chief Technology Officer
Lisa Henriet Director-Group Operations
Sector and Competitors
1st jan.Capitalization (M$)
MODERNA, INC.109.49%87 874
WUXI APPTEC CO., LTD.30.07%66 799
BIONTECH SE192.63%57 615
LONZA GROUP AG16.32%54 656