Monoclonal antibodies to coronaviruses
Coronaviruses are RNA viruses that infect many animal species. In humans they usually cause mild respiratory disease similar to the common cold. However, two recent outbreaks of acute respiratory illness have occurred; severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). These coronaviruses both caused severe illness with high mortality rates.
ViroStat has now released three new monoclonal antibodies to the nucleoprotein (NP) of coronavirus. These new antibodies are reactive with the NP of both SARS and MERS viruses and are excellent tools for research and diagnostics.
Data sheets for these new antibodies are now available on the ViroStat website.