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Monitoring membrane integrity for virus removal

Project Number # 2013

New techniques for real time monitoring of membrane integrity for virus removal

Status:  Completed

Project Leader:  Greg Leslie, Alice Antony

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Background and Relevance

The objective of this project was to develop new instruments or methods that can facilitate real-time detection of viruses and can be used to reliably determine virus removal for compliance purposes. Presently no equipment or protocols are available for performing real-time integrity assessments to support compliance monitoring for virus removal. In order to explore multiple innovative approaches within a given budget, this project examined using citrate stabilised silver nanoparticles under a range of conditions, including chemically compromised (aged) membranes.

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