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Virax Biolabs (VRAX) Stock Soars on PCR Test DIstribution Agreement


  • Virax Biolabs (VRAX) stock is rising alongside a distribution deal.
  • This covers its Marburg Virus Real Time PCR Kit.
  • That has spurred heavy trading of shares as investors buy more stock.
VRAX Stock - Virax Biolabs (VRAX) Stock Soars on PCR Test DIstribution Agreement

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Virax Biolabs (NASDAQ:VRAX) stock is on the rise Wednesday after the company secured a PCR test distribution deal.

This covers the Marburg Virus Real Time PCR Kit. This kit is used for the detection of ribonucleic acid from the Marburg Virus. It’s an in-vitro diagnostic test that makes use of real-time PCR technology.

Virax Biolabs notes that the Marburg Virus is highly virulent and causes hemorrhagic fever. The severity of the disease means that there’s significant demand for accurate test kits. This has the company planning to distribute the kits in areas where CE marking is accepted.

James Foster, Chairman and CEO of Virax Biolabs, said the following about the news boosting VRAX stock today:

“We are committed to developing and distributing innovative diagnostic tools to combat infectious diseases. Our Marburg Virus PCR testing kit is a significant step forward in our mission to improve global health.”

What This Means for VRAX Stock

A distribution agreement is a win for investors in VRAX stock and it secures future sales. This has investors buying up shares today with some 10.3 million units on the move as of this writing. For comparison, the company’s daily average trading volume is closer to 1.4 million shares.

VRAX stock is up 14.2% as of Wednesday morning.

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