Monday, 17 August 2015

Emerging Methods for Virus Detection


A new publication of interest - PDA Technical Report No. 71 (TR 71) Emerging Methods for Virus Detection

The report describes and critically assesses methods currently used for the detection of potential adventitious viruses in biomedicinal products or their production processes.

Although current methods for detecting adventitious viruses have provided a generally good safety record of biological medicines over the years, these methods may not detect latent or occult viruses, novel viruses, and even some known viruses. Emerging nucleic-based methods have demonstrated the potential to fill these gaps for virus detection.

This Technical Report details and discusses new methods that have been recently developed as a result of technological advances in molecular biology, mass spectrometry and genomics, that offer the potential for known and novel virus detection.

For further details, see: PDA

Posted by Tim Sandle