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What is the difference between LAMP and PCR?

The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) relies upon thermal cycling to achieve DNA strand separation, primer annealing and finally target extension. Loop-mediated isothermal DNA amplification (LAMP) uses a DNA polymerase enzyme with strand displacement activity to achieve strand separation, primer annealing and target extension at a single (isothermal) temperature.

Who can use a T300?

The T300 instrument is designed to be used by anyone with basic training. Simple reaction set-up with easy-to-use touchscreen operation facilitates molecular detection for all. The T300 is specifically designed for clinicians and vets at the point-of-care.

What advantages does LAMP offer over PCR?

Isothermal nucleic amplification techniques (e.g. LAMP) do not require the thermal cycling of PCR, and as such enable smaller, lighter and cheaper instrumentation. LAMP and PCR offer similar specificities and sensitivities. LAMP enzymes and reagents are more robust than PCR mixes.

What tests will be available with Trecento’s T300?

Trecento first pipeline is for companion animals.
Trecento’s cooperation with international reference laboratories and university veterinary schools via our R&D partners has led to the development of many companion animal disease tests based on the LAMP isothermal method. The test targets have included notifiable diseases, zoonotic diseases (that can be transferred to humans) and animal pathogens. Our current and future development pipeline includes totally unique tests that have been specifically developed for companion animal diagnostics and use urine rather than blood as the test matrix sample.
We are starting with Lyme disease.
Other extremely important tests for veterinarians using urine will include:
  • Parvovirus.
  • Babesiosis.
  • Leptospirosis.
  • Toxoplasmosis.
  • Canine respiratory screen.

What is HygieCatch?

A novel, unique patented urine collection device that enables veterinarians to gain easy, risk-free access to canine urine samples. It is the first ever canine urine collection device with patented technology and a unique attractant that helps stimulate dogs to urinate, making sample collection easier and quicker.

Where can I find out more information about HygieCatch?

HygieCatch is available from