Vector-borne diseases

Real-time PCR reagents

• Vector-borne diseases account for more than 17% of all infectious diseases, causing more than 700,000 deaths annually.
• Mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas tend to be most active during warm summer months, and now also remain active through warmer winters and milder autumns and springs.
• Expanded active periods mean busier vector mating seasons and fewer vector casualties over the cold winter months.

Tick-borne PCR testing

77% of all reported vector-borne diseases are tick-borne.
• Cases of tick-borne disease have been steadily increasing since 1994, with anaplasmosis increasingly occurring in the same geographic area as Lyme disease and babesiosis.
• An expanded active period and an expanded geographic range of tick vectors mean more people are at risk for tick-borne diseases such as anaplasmosis, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, and Lyme disease.
PCR is the most reliable detection method for species identification.

Mosquito-borne diseases

• The CDC states reported disease cases from infected mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas tripled in the years 2004-2016.
• Mosquito-borne diseases in the US tend to be epidemic outbreaks, and include chikungunya, dengue, malaria, West Nile Virus, and Zika virus.


Product Ordering Information





MGB Alert® Babesia v2.0 RUO‡ Research Detection Reagent Mix

B. microti or B. duncani/B. divergens


MGB Alert Bartonella RUO Detection Reagent Mix



MGB Alert Borrelia RUO Detection Reagent Mix

Lyme disease Borrelia spp.


MGB Alert RF Borrelia RUO Detection Reagent Mix

Relapsing fever Borrelia spp.


MGB Alert Chikungunya RUO Detection Reagent Mix



MGB Alert Dengue-1 v2.0 RUO Detection Reagent Mix



MGB Alert Dengue-2,3,4 v2.0 RUO Detection Reagent Mix

DENV-2, DENV-3, or DENV-4


MGB Alert Ehrlichia-Anaplasma v2.0 RUO Detection Reagent

Ehrlichia chaffeensis, E. ewingii, E. canis, E. muris-like, or Anaplasma phagocytophilum


MGB Alert Malaria Typer v2.0 RUO Detection Reagent

Plasmodium falciparum, P. vivax, P. ovale, P. malariae/knowlesi


MGB Alert West Nile Virus RUO Detection Reagent Mix



Zika ELITe MGB® Kit, EUA*

Zika virus positive or negative

Research use only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

*Emergency Use Authorization

Vector-borne disease PCR detection


Real-Time PCR testing for laboratories

ELITechGroup MDx set an industry standard in real-time PCR with the introduction of minor groove binder (MGB) probe technology, featured in our MGB Alert® products. MGB probe technology has long been the gold standard for hybridization probes that allow for melt curve analysis. Adding to our legacy of innovation, we now offer DSQ Alert probe technology, an evolution in MGB probe chemistry. Our DSQ Alert reagents feature our newest proprietary duplex stabilizing quencher chemistry in hydrolysis probes, offering enhanced signal-to-noise fluorescence and DNA duplex stability. All test reagents may be used on ELITechGroup MDx proprietary instrument systems and on most open channel platforms. 

Our PCR offerings

High Throughput Reagents

Master Mixes

In Development

  • HT HDV
  • HT HSV 1&2/VZV
  • HT Legionella
  • HT Norovirus GI/II

§Analyte Specific Reagent. Analytical and performance characteristics are not established.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


The ELITe BeGenius®

Extraction, amplification, results.

With automated extraction, amplification, and results interpretation, the ELITe BeGenius is a sample-to-result solution for your lab. A 3-hour turnaround time means up to 3 hours of walkaway time per run.

Bring more power and flexibility into your lab.

Open mode allows a customizable workflow. 24 PCR wells offer independent thermocycling capability. The ELITe BeGenius features:

  • Full automation with onboard extraction and real-time PCR
  • Total nucleic acid extraction of RNA and DNA
  • Open system capability
  • 24 PCR wells, each with independent thermocycling capability
  • Multiple tests from each eluate
  • Post amplification melt curve option
  • Qualitative and quantitative capable
  • Up to 72 sample results in an 8-hour shift
  • Onboard cooled storage of samples, eluates, and reagents
  • 6 optical channels with cross-talk customization
  • Automated results interpretation
  • LIS integration

About ELITechGroup

ELITechGroup Corporate

At a global corporate level, ELITechGroup is an integrated in-vitro diagnostics company that develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of diagnostic products and solutions, including reagents, instruments, and software. More than 650 employees make ELITechGroup a trusted partner in the IVD industry, serving hospitals and diagnostic laboratories in more than 100 countries through direct sales and third-party distribution.

To optimally serve customers in an ever-evolving IVD market, ELITechGroup is organized into four business units dedicated to specific IVD technologies and market segments: Molecular Diagnostics (MDx), Clinical Chemistry, Biomedical Systems, and Microbiology.

ELITechGroup in-vitro diagnostics company
ELITechGroup MDx - Molecular Diagnostics System Test Kits

ELITechGroup Molecular Diagnostics US

ELITechGroup MDx LLC is the company’s US Molecular Diagnostics entity, based in Bothell, WA. The US MDx group serves the needs of clinical and research laboratories alike, offering an extensive range of molecular diagnostics products.

The US product portfolio includes the fully automated sample-to-result ELITe BeGenius instrument system and a growing menu of infectious disease tests and reagents that feature the innovative MGB Alert and DSQ Alert probe chemistries.

Why ELITechGroup?

Extensive IP portfolio

Inventors of MGB probes

cGMP compliant, ISO13485 certified

High throughput oligonucleotide manufacturing

25,000 sq. ft. corporate office in Bothell, WA 

An Evolution of Real-Time PCR Chemistry

Our legacy of innovation is historic, and continues with DSQ chemistry, merging the original MGB probe and fluorescence quenchers first brought to you by ELITechGroup MDx in the 1990s.

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