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SARS-CoV-2 specific antibody tests for immunity testing in the human population

Abstract
The rapid spread of COVID-19 infections suggests that many infections by SARS-CoV-2 cause no or verly little clinical symptoms. But also such unnoticed infections can cause an immune response. The rapid identification of SARS-CoV-2 specific antibodies is of importance to identify individuals working in health care, since such persons might be already protected from the disease. The identification of SARS-CoV-2 specific antibodies will also contribute to evaluate the level of herd immunity reached in the population. This an important piece of information for the further planning of protective measures. Based on already published information we aim to establish such an ELISA test for the identification of SARS-CoV-2 specific antibodies in human sera.
Lemma
SARS-CoV-2 ELISA
Coordination in general
Gerner Wilhelm
Duration
01.04.20-31.08.20
Programme
WWTF-COVID19 - Rapid Response Förderung
Type of Research
Applied research
Vetmed Research Units
Institute for Medical Biochemistry
Institute of Immunology
Projekt partner
Contact: Christoph J. Binder, MD, PhD
Medizinische Universität Wien, Spitalgasse 23, 1090 Wien, Austria
Contact: Dr. Miriam Klausberger, Prof. Reingard Grabherr
Universität für Bodenkultur, Gregor Mendel Strasse 33, A Wien, Austria
Funded by
Wiener Wissenschafts-, Forschungs- und Technologiefonds (WWTF), Schlickgasse 3/12, 1090 Wien, Austria
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