Bovine Virus Contaminationin Cell Banks used in Biopharmaceuticals and Vaccines

25th November 2011

Category: Biosafety

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By: Dr Daniel Galbraith, CSO,

The risk of contamination of biopharmaceuticals and vaccines by Bovine viruses has been well recognized. Calf serum was, and in some instances still is, commonly used to supplement the growth media for cells used in production of many vaccines and some biologics. Although “serum-free” media is frequently used today the risk of exposure to bovine More

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