Study Shows Promise of NGS, qPCR to Detect Vaccine Contaminants | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Next-generation sequencing and real-time PCR could detect adventitious agents in vaccines including human cytomegalovirus more quickly and at lower thresholds than existing cell-based methods, according to a recently published proof-of-concept study.

Scientists from Sanofi Pasteur, led by Siemon Ng, ran parallel studies comparing NGS and qPCR detection tests to the established in vitro cell culture method for CMV detection.

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