IITRI now offers three different animals depending on the specifications and needs of your study.

 

Transgenic mouse model:

– K18-hACE2 transgenic mouse model

– Clinical signs such as body weight loss, mortality

– Viral load in nasal washes

Ferret model:

– Favorable model for looking at effects solely in upper respiratory tract

– Infection model only, no clinical signs

– Viral load and shedding in nasal washes

– Routes of dosage admin include intranasal, intraperitoneal, inhaled (inhalation), and intravenous 

 

Syrian hamster model:

– Clinical signs such as body weight loss, although no mortality

– Viral load in nasal washes and blood

– Routes of dosage admin include intranasal, inhaled (inhalation), and intraperitoneal

– Virus detection in various tissues

 

For more information about the SARS-CoV-2 assays and tests we currently offer, click here. Our team would love to speak to anyone looking to test their candidates, contact us today!