Inactivating adventitious viruses while preserving biological activity: Treating fetal bovine serum with pulsed ultraviolet light

Masoud Hosseini, Mary Sawyer, Carrie Schore, Joseph Vu, Krystyna Trzepla-Nabaglo, Cecilia Pina, Wayne Smith, Manuel Lagunas-Solar, Bennie Osburn

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Abstract

New evidence suggests the West Nile virus can be transmitted during blood transfusion from an asymptomatic donor. However, it is now possible to use pulsed ultraviolet laser light to inactivate viruses such as West Nile at large production scales. These experimental data show that using laser light on virus-treated media can render biological products free of contaminating viruses without compromising the biological activity essential to cell cultures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-40
Number of pages6
JournalBioPharm International
Volume15
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical Science

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