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Zika Virus Recombinant Antigens - 2/15/2016
 
FEBRUARY 2016
 
Zika Virus Recombinant Antigens
Meridian Life Science has just released two new recombinant antigens for Zika virus. These antigens are made in insect cells and are suited for the development of Zika Virus IgM rapid assays.
The mosquito-borne Zika virus (ZIKV) is prompting worldwide concern because of its connection to a neurological birth disorder and its rapid spread across the globe. ZIKV is closely related to other mosquito-borne flaviviruses and is primarily transmitted by infected Aedes species mosquitos (A. aegypti and A. albopictus). However spread of the virus through blood transfusion and sexual contact have been reported.
Diagnosis for ZIKV infection include PCR tests to detect viral DNA as well as additional tests to detect ZIKV antibody (IgM) in serum. IgM for ZIKV is typically detectable around 3-5 days after infection, but cross-reactivity with closely related dengue, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, and West Nile viruses are possible.
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Meridian now offers new ZIKV recombinant antigens made in Sf9 Cells. These antigens are available in 1mg size for evaluation and gram bulk quantities for the development of diagnostic assays.
Zika Virus Envelope, Rec.  
Cat # R01635
Zika Virus NS1, Rec.  
Cat # R01636
 
New Autoimmune Antigens
New native and recombinant antigens for autoimmune disorders to connective tissue disease, vasculitis, gastroenterology, autoimmune thyroid disease and Goodpasture’s Syndrome.
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Animal IgG for Blocking
High-quality, purified animal (goat, rabbit, sheep, rat and mouse) IgGs manufactured under a stringent quality control system following cGMP guidelines. Suitable for use as a passive heterophilic (HA) blocker to reduce interference and false result.
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HIV Antigens for 4th Generation Combo Assay
Several recombinant (E. coli) antigens highly suited for use HIV Ag/Ab combo immunoassays, including chimeric antigens for HIV-1 gp41/gp120 and individual antigens for HIV-1 p24, HIV-1 gp41 and HIV-2 gp36.
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7–9th March
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Shanghai, China
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