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A Rapid Pan-Viral Microarray Diagnostic for Category A-C Biodefense Pathogens

Investigators
Chiu, Charles Yen
Institutions
University of California - San Francisco
Start date
2010
End date
2011
Objective
There is an urgent need for rapid and sensitive yet comprehensive diagnostic assays for viruses, especially those in NIAID Category A-C that are threats to national security and have the potential to spread and quickly disseminate in a vulnerable population. The availability of such an assay would greatly assist efforts to investigate outbreaks or bioterrorist events due to Category A-C viruses, as well as provide valuable insights into the emergence and pathogenic potential of novel variants.

By developing an assay to perform rapid diagnosis of Category A-C virus infections, we have the opportunity to optimize public health interventions that minimize the impact of or even avert potential outbreaks from these significant pathogens.

Funding Source
Nat'l. Inst. of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Project number
1R56AI089532-01
Categories
Bacterial Pathogens