Virology Services Offered

Quality-controlled virus stock propagation

  • BSL2, BSL3 and Select Agent
  • Tissue culture propagation
  • Chicken egg propagation

Viral load quantification

  • Plaque/focus forming unit assays
  • Tissue culture infectious dose 50% assays
  • Hemagglutination units assay

Virus serology assays

  • Hemagglutination inhibition assay
  • MicroNeutralization assay
  • Plaque reduction neutralization test

In vivo challenge models including sample procurement and processing from infected animals (see Animal Support)

  • Human influenza in ferrets
  • Mouse-adapted influenza in mice
  • Rabbitpox in rabbits

Development of project-specific virology support assays

  • Track record working with flaviviruses, human cytomegalovirus, influenza viruses, human rotavirus, poxviruses, and vesicular stomatitis virus