EUROIMMUN Launches Quantitative ELISA to Measure SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies Against Viral S1 Protein
Underscores importance of serological testing using the S1 subunit for worldwide seroprevalence and vaccine development
This quantitative test kit applies a recombinant S1 subunit of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, enabling detection of IgG antibodies. These antibodies have been the focus of vaccine development programs as well as discussions about possible immunity in previously infected individuals. With this new ELISA assay, EUROIMMUN is providing a product to support careful evaluation of an important antibody subgroup enabling standard curve-based quantification of the anti-S1 IgG antibody concentration.
“The global research and medical community is focused on having an effective SARS-CoV-2 vaccine available as soon as possible, but to do so, it’s clear that the quantitative measurement of antibodies in clinical studies will play a huge part,“ said Dr.
The QuantiVac ELISA assay adds to the Company’s broad product portfolio of COVID-19 diagnostics and is based on the CE-marked and FDA EUA-approved semi quantitative/qualitative Anti-SARS-CoV-2 ELISA (IgG).
EUROIMMUN has increased its ELISA production for COVID-19 diagnostics to more than three million tests per week and can supply large numbers of dried blood spot collection sets for upcoming seroprevalence and vaccination development studies. Large international reference laboratories have implemented EUROIMMUN SARS-CoV-2 assays, and the tests are being applied in an increasing number of epidemiological studies worldwide.
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