Tosoh Begins Sales of SARS-CoV-2 Detection Kit for Its Automated TRCR Real-time Molecular Analyzer

Tokyo, Japan—Tosoh has begun sales of its severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) detection kit for dedicated use with its established automated TRCR real-time molecular analyzer, TRCReady-80, in Japan.

TRCReady SARS-CoV-2 will make testing of SARS-CoV-2 possible in only about 40 minutes when used in combination with the company’s highly sensitive and easy-to-operate automated TRCR real-time molecular analyzer, TRCReady-80. This will greatly reduce the workload of medical and testing personnel, and can only strengthen testing and help prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2 infection.

For more details on the product, please refer to the news release, “Tosoh Develops SARS-CoV-2 Detection Reagent for Its Automated TRCR Real-time Molecular Analyzer”.

Overview of SARS-CoV-2 Detection Kit

Product name: TRCReady SARS-CoV-2

Product type: In vitro diagnostic reagent

Approval number: 30200EZX00050000

*This reagent is specifically for use with the automated TRCR real-time molecular analyzer, TRCReady-80, and is available only for the Japan market.

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Tosoh Corporation is the parent of the Tosoh Group, which comprises over 100 companies worldwide and a multiethnic workforce of over 12,000 people and generated net sales of ¥786.1 billion (US$7.2 billion at the average rate of ¥108.7 to the US dollar) in fiscal 2020, ended March 31, 2020.


Tosoh is one of the largest chlor-alkali manufacturers in Asia. The company supplies the plastic resins and an array of the basic chemicals that support modern life. Tosoh’s petrochemical operations supply ethylene, polyethylene, and functional polymers, while its advanced materials business serves the global semiconductor, display, and solar industries. Tosoh has also pioneered sophisticated bioscience systems that are used for the monitoring of life-threatening diseases. In addition, Tosoh demonstrates its commitment to a sustainable future in part by manufacturing a variety of eco-products.

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