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NEW YORK – Austrian biopharma firm Viravaxx said on Tuesday that it is collaborating with the Medical University of Vienna to create a platform for diagnostic and vaccine research into COVID-19.

The collaborators will use a protein microarray comprising the proteome of SARS-CoV-2 to enable high resolution identification of viral antigens that elicit an immune response. Additionally, they are developing an ELISA that will allow them to investigate whether sera from recovered COVID-19 patients are able to neutralize the virus and to map viral epitopes.

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