The 17th Congress of Asian Society for Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (ASCPaLM)

Shimadzu's corporate technical seminar



Session Name Advanced Technical Seminar I
Date 13:10 - 14:50 on Oct. 8 (Sat)
Venue Ariston Hotel Kobe "Barcelona"

Yoko Tabe
Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Department of Next Generation Hematology Laboratory Medicine, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine

Speaker 1

Excellent clinical performance and potential of a SARS-CoV-2 detection PCR kit without RNA purification steps

Satoshi Takahashi
Department of Infection Control and Laboratory Medicine, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine

Speaker 2

A case of introduction of SARS-CoV-2 testing to Yamanashi University Hospital

Katsue Suzuki-Inoue
Department of Clinical and Laboratory Medicine, University of Yamanashi


The 17th Congress of Asian Society for Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (ASCPaLM) / Shimadzu Corporation

Contents of the lecture

Novel coronavirus (SARS-Coronavirus-2: SARS-CoV-2) emerged in December 2019 in China, and has become a global health emergency. In real-life clinical practice, we need early, easy, and accurate SARS-CoV-2 detection PCR assays for early diagnosis to manage infection control. In this lecture, two doctors from the clinical field will talk about the current situation and challenges of testing for the novel coronavirus. Dr. Takahashi will talk about the clinical performance of the 2019 novel coronavirus detection kit (SHIMADZU method), which does not require an RNA purification process, in comparison with existing SARS-CoV-2 detection methods, and its potential future applications in situations where highly sensitive diagnosis is required. Dr. Suzuki-Inoue will give a lecture on the use of various SARS-CoV-2 testing methods in hospitals depending on the status of infection.


Held at the same time


Venue Kobe International Exhibition Hall
Date Oct. 7 (Fri) - 9 (sun)



Contact information

Clinical & Biotechnology Business Unit, Life Science Business Department, Analytical & Measuring Instruments Division, Shimadzu Corporation