Monoclonal antibodies to Marburg virus
ViroStat has released several new monoclonal antibodies to the Marburg virus. Specificities include the VP40 matrix protein and the nucleoprotein (NP). These antibodies are reactive with the native virus and do not cross-react with the Ebola virus.
Marburg virus is one of the causes of viral hemorrhagic fever. It is an RNA virus belonging to the Filoviridae family, which also includes the Ebola virus. It is found in fruit bats but can infect humans where it transmits from person to person via body fluids. Mortality rates are often >50% and there is no vaccine or therapeutic currently available. Recent outbreaks have occurred in Uganda and Angola.
Additional details of these new antibodies can be found on the data sheet available on the ViroStat website.