Antiviral Assays

CIDP Preclinical laboratory has developed antiviral assays:

  • To test anti-viral potential of finished cosmetic products with suspected protective effects against viral infections.
  • To test cosmetic ingredients suspected to exhibit anti-viral properties of

antiviral products and their effects in vitro and also ex vivo

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Test Systems Antiviral Testing


In vitro HeLa cells, HaCaT cells and Vero cells…

  • Wide range of cellular host can be used to fully investigate different types of viruses.
  • The mode of action of the anti-viral test-items can be investigated up to an intra-cellular level.
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Types of viral test-organism proposed at CIDP (excluding Coronaviridea family):

  • Enveloped viruses and non-enveloped viruses: lentiviruses, rhinoviruses or vesiculoviruses…

Methodology for anti-viral strategy in vitro:

  • Pre-antiviral treatment (Cytotoxicity assay)
  • Antiviral assay (3 types of assays; Prophylactic, Post-infection assay, and Virucidal)
  • Post antiviral treatment (Plaque assay)
  • Downstream analysis: Viral binding assay (ELISA), qRT-PCR (rate of replication)