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Conducting Research on Highly Pathogenic Viruses Using Virus Pseudotypes

The threat that emerging viruses pose to human health should not be underestimated. These viruses have acquired the ability to infect humans either due to interspecies transmission or naturally occurring changes in the viral genome.

Due to the transmissibility, research involving emerging viruses is often limited to high-containment laboratories of biosafety levels (BSLs) 3 and 4 Working in BSL-4 laboratories can be highly laborious, expensive and limited to few locations.

Download this app note to discover a method that:  

  • Focuses on analyzing components of the pathogen that facilitate host cell entry
  • Allows research to be conducted outside of BLS-3 or BLS-4 laboratories
  • Reduces labor intensity whilst increasing antiviral development strategies