Virostat Inc. Release: New Rhinovirus Monoclonal Antibodies

Published: Oct 11, 2013

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October 11, 2013 -- Human Rhinoviruses are the most frequent cause of the common cold.

These small viruses are members of the Enterovirus genus and grow best at temperatures just below body temperature. Thus the nose and nasal passages are the ideal environment for them to localize. Person-to-person transmission occurs from aerosol transmission via sneezing and coughing as well as from contaminated surfaces.

There are 99 different Rhinovirus types based upon variation in the four outer capsid proteins (VP1-VP4). Reinfection with different types is common.

ViroStat has released 3 new monoclonal antibodies that have broad reactivity with several Rhinovirus types. These antibodies are reactive with the VP3 capsid protein and function in ELISA and IFA to detect these viruses.

Go to the ViroStat website,, to download the data sheet for these antibodies or contact them directly at 207-856-6620 for more information.

ViroStat, Inc. is a primary manufacturer of infectious disease antigens and antibodies, supplying researchers and manufacturers since 1985. Specialties include high affinity antibodies to Flu A, Flu B, RSV & Strep A for use in rapid lateral flow devices as well as antibodies to food-borne pathogens and toxins. Also, many specificities to HCV, HBV, CMV & EBV for use in anti-viral HTS assays

ViroStat, Inc.

PO Box 8522

Portland, ME 04104 USA

Phone: 207-856-6620

Fax: 207-856-6864



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