MERS-CoV (Strain: Florida/USA-2_Saudi Arabia_2014) Culture Fluid (Heat Inactivated)
- 1 mL
MERS-CoV (Strain: Florida/USA-2_Saudi Arabia_2014) is an enveloped, positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus from the Coronaviridae family. This virus was isolated from a patient on May 10, 2014. The genomic sequence can be found in GenBank (KJ829365, KP223131). Each frozen aliquot contains 1 mL of heat inactivated viral culture fluid. The preinactivation titer was determined from an infectious aliquot. Viral inactivation is verified after heat inactivation by the absence of viral growth in tissue culture-based infectivity assays.
Heat inactivated viral culture fluids are sold as consumable testing materials. The suitability and performance characteristics should be determined by your laboratory for each intended usage. These products are NOT intended for use in the manufacture or processing of injectable products subject to licensure under section 351 of the Public Health Service Act or for any other product intended for administration to humans.
FOR RESEARCH USE ONLY. NOT FOR USE IN DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES.
MERS-CoV is a Biosafety Level 3 microorganism when infectious, and must be used within a Biological Safety Level 2 facility or cabinet when inactivated. Please consult your institution’s regulations regarding the use of this product. For a detailed discussion on biological safety see the 5th edition of Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL), published by the CDC at http://www.cdc.gov/biosafety/publications/bmbl 5/index.htm.
- Use Universal Precautions, this product is potentially biohazardous.
- Repetitive freezing and thawing is not recommended (aliquot material if necessary).
- To avoid cross-contamination, use separate pipette tips for all reagents.
Heat inactivated viral culture fluids should be stored at -65°C or below.