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Biosurveillance for Viral Infections

Researchers use qPCR for virus biosurveillance during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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The COVID-19 pandemic underscores the importance of biosurveillance for analyzing outbreaks, identifying dangerous variants, and understanding disease etiology. However, viral samples often contain degraded nucleic acids and high host background. New qPCR and RNA sequencing approaches overcome challenges with low-quality viral samples collected from humans and the environment, enabling researchers to track outbreaks with a high degree of accuracy.

Download this ebook from The Scientist’s Creative Services Team and Tecan to learn about modern techniques optimized for virus biosurveillance.