African Green Monkey Kidney Cell

African Green Monkey Kidney Cell

A cell line taken from the kidneys of the African green monkey, Cercopithecus aethiops sabaeus, and used to grow certain viruses (e.g., poliovirus and influena A and B) for vaccine production.
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Potash's African Green Monkey Kidney cell line has been officially recognized by the United States Patent and Trademark Office as important for the production of human vaccines, making the process more efficient and cost effective.
Columbia, MD; 301-854-3900) announced it has been granted United States Patent 6,025,182 "Method for Producing a Virus from an African Green Monkey Kidney Cell Line" developed by Louis Potash, PhD, director of the Novavax biomedical services division.
Human coronavirus (strain OC43) in different amounts was grown in African green monkey kidney cells and thereafter potential antiviral therapies ("the test compounds") were added.
In the study, AVI's NeuGene third-generation antisense compounds were delivered to pig and African green monkey kidney cells in cell culture.
But now a line of African green monkey kidney cells known as Vero cells has been cleared for use in reverse genetics.

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