Viruses

Viruses

ZeptoMetrix is committed to helping your company with all your viral testing needs. We offer a large collection of virus samples and microorganisms designed to streamline testing processes for hospitals, laboratories, and doctor's offices. We continue to source new virus strains to expand our already extensive collection and offer custom product development for meet specific needs of your company’s research and development.

Viral Testing Products and Services

ZMC offers a range of viral testing formats to assist with your specific research needs. Infectious viral culture fluids are available as consumable testing material while non-infectious viral lysates and NATtrol™ products are purified by sucrose gradient centrifugation prior to inactivation to help calibrate testing machines and train technicians. For a more custom approach, we offer sucrose purified virus samples as well as custom virology services tailored to the research needs of our customers.

Products

BK Virus

The BK virus is commonly associated with kidney transplant patients, although 80% of the population carries a latent form of the virus. ZeptoMetrix supplies hospitals, laboratories, and research institutions with samples of the BK Virus for product development, quality assurance testing, performance testing, and manufacturing.

Universal Precautions should be implemented when handling all BK virus products, even with NATtrol BK virus products which contain inactivated, intact virus samples. Additionally, BK virus Lysate samples are available for use for immunodetection of antibodies using solid-phase enzyme immunoassays, Western Blot, dot blot, and other protein-based assays.

ZeptoMetrix BK virus Culture Fluid can be utilized in nucleic acid and molecular testing, cross-reactivity studies, and other applications. Our BK Virus culture fluids are live and infectious samples and ship on dry ice. We also recommend maintaining a storage temperature of -65°C or below.

Coronavirus

The Coronavirus was first discovered in the 1960s and to date, six separate strains are known to impact humans. Coronaviruses are unique in the degree of symptoms caused to hosts, from the common cold to the SARS virus which caused 774 deaths between 2002 and 2003.

ZeptoMetrix is dedicated to providing high-quality samples of coronavirus in various strains and formats.

Human Coronavirus NL63 Samples

Coronavirus NL63 is responsible for nearly 5% of common respiratory illnesses. As such, ZeptoMetrix has the NL63 strain available as lysate and culture fluid products for research laboratories, scientists, manufacturers and developers for a variety of applications.

Coronavirus NL63 Culture Fluid is typically used for nucleic acid / molecular testing, limit of detection studies, cross reactivity studies, and other viral-based assays.

Coronavirus NL63 Lysate is intended for research, product development, quality assurance testing,  manufacturing use as well as being utilized as an antigen as a source for the purification of viral proteins.

Our NATtrol Coronavirus NL63 stock uses our patented inactivation process to chemically render the virus non-infectious and refrigerator stable. It is ideal for evaluating the performance of nucleic acid tests to evaluate for the presence of Coronavirus RNA.

Coronavirus 229E Samples

Coronavirus 229E also has a wide range of symptoms and effects on the human body, including the common cold, pneumonia, and bronchiolitis.

Coronavirus 229E Lysate is available in 1 mg increments with custom orders available.

Coronavirus 229E Culture Fluid, unlike the lysate sample, is alive and infectious virus and requires a material transfer agreement filed before it is shipped.

Browse our list for a full selection of Coronavirus samples.

Coxsackievirus

The Coxsackievirus, first discovered in 1948, is a member of the enteroviruses family. Due to the wide variety of Types, ZeptoMetrix takes special care to offer multiple varieties in lysate, culture fluid, and inactivated forms. The ZeptoMetrix Coxsackievirus product listing includes Types: A01, A02, A04, A08, A09, A10, A15, A16, A21, B03, B04, B05, AND B15

To learn more about our Coxsackievirus offerings available for testing, product development, or other applications, please select the type of sample you are interested in:

Cytomegalovirus

Cytomegalovirus, also known as CMV, is estimated to infect over half of the adult population by age 40. Due to the impact on immunosuppressed people, ZeptoMetrix carries several strains of the cytomegalovirus in multiple forms for testing, quality assurance, manufacturing, product development, and other applications.

Our broad line of viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitic, recombinant and bacteriophage samples all follow extensive quality control/quality assurance protocols to ensure the highest quality products for our partners and customers alike.

Echovirus Samples

Echo virus (or enteric cytopathic human orphan virus) is a non-enveloped enterovirus that contains a linear, positive-sense single-stranded RNA (similar to the Coxsackievirus) and is found in the gastrointestinal tract. Echovirus in humans can be asymptomatic, however, some symptoms include Croup, mouth sores, skin rashes, and sore throat.

Zeptometrix carries several varieties of Echovirus for laboratories, hospitals, and research facilities. Echovirus is a Biosafety Level 2 organism and should be handled using universal precautions even with lysate samples (such as the Echovirus Type 6 Lysate) which have been treated to render the virus inactivated.


Echovirus samples, both cultural fluid and lysate should not be used in humans. Samples that Zeptometrix offers are intended for testing, research, product development, and manufacturing use.

Enterovirus Samples

Enterovirus Type 68 and 71 are two forms of enteroviruses, which is a group of single strand RNA viruses which also includes coxsackievirus and echovirus. Enterovirus Type 68 causes respiratory illness that ranges from asymptomatic to debilitating respiratory illness. Some researchers have implicated Enterovirus Type 68 in isolated cases of acute flaccid myelitis.

Due to the recent upswing in the number of occurrences of Enterovirus Type 68 in recent years, Zeptometrix offers a variety of Enterovirus culture fluid samples for nucleic acid / molecular testing, limit of detection studies, cross-reactivity studies, and other viral based assays.

All Enterovirus samples are Biosafety Level 2 organisms and should be handled with universal precautions as they are live and infectious.

Hepatitis A Virus (HAV)

Hepatitis A (HAV) is a contagious liver disease that is contracted typically from contaminated food or water, or close content with individuals who have contracted Hepatitis A. Hepatitis A is a member of the  order Picornavirales and presents symptoms in roughly half of adults who contract Hepatitis A. It is estimated that in less developed countries without access to uncontaminated water, upwards of 90% of the population may be impacted.

Zeptometrix offers Hepatitis A Vaccine Panels and Hepatitis E Positive Titer Panel from a number of different donors ranging from  collected under strict conditions and are for investigational research only.

Our HAV vaccine panels range from 18 year old African American Male Hepatitis A Vaccine Panel to 40 year old Caucasian Female Hepatitis A Vaccine Panels. Custom orders are available on all of our products.

Human Herpes Virus (HHV) Samples

Human herpes virus is a subset of a large family of DNA viruses (Herpesviridae) that can impact humans in a number of ways. Zeptometrix is proud to offer Human Herpes Virus Lysate, Culture Fluid, and Molecular Stocks of Type 6A, Type 6B, Type 7, and Type 8.

All of our Human Herpes Virus Samples are not for use in humans. However, research laboratories, hospitals, and doctors find our samples very useful for a number of research product development, quality assurance testing, and manufacturing purposes.

Custom orders of the human herpes virus are available.

If you are searching for our herpes simplex virus samples we offer both HSV1 and HSV2 varieties.

Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)

Herpes viruses are enveloped icosahedral viruses 150 to 200 nm in diameter that contain a nucleocapsid and double-stranded linear DNA. Herpes Simplex  is a very common viral infection that causes cold sores, fever blisters, and sores around the genitals.

Zeptometrix carries a wide variety of Herpes Simplex culture fluids for both types of Herpes Simplex virus (HSV-1 and HSV-2) in a wide variety of isolates.

Herpes Simplex Virus is a Biosafety Level 2 organism. Use universal precautions when handling this product as our HSV culture fluids are live and infectious material.

Our Herpes Simplex culture fluid is intended for Nucleic Acid / Molecular testing, limit of detection studies, cross-reactivity studies, other viral-based assays.

Zeptometrix also offers Herpes Simplex Lysate for immuno detection of antibodies, western dot, dot blot, and other protein-based assays.

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Samples

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (commonly referred to as HIV) is a retrovirus that causes HIV infection. If left untreated, often it will cause Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). HIV is transmitted through the transfer of bodily fluids such as blood, semen, vaginal fluid, pre-ejaculate, or breast milk.

Zeptometrix takes pride in offering HIV Panels, HIV Molecular Stock, HIV Culture Fluid, HIV Lysate, Sucrose Purified HIV, and HIV Kits.

Our Human Immunodeficiency Virus Samples are not intended for the manufacturing of injectable products for use on humans. All HIV Virus Samples should be treated with universal precautions and handled as though they are live viruses (even in the cause of inactive samples). HIV-1 is a Biosafety level 2 organism and considered a Biosafety level 3 organism in large volumes.

Zika Virus

To complement its current Tropical Disease microorganism offerings, ZeptoMetrix has added strains of Zika Virus for the development and verification of molecular diagnostic assays. These strains can be used to optimize test sensitivity. Other arboviruses from the ZeptoMetrix collection, such as Dengue Virus, Yellow Fever, and Chikungunya can be used to test that an assay is specific for the Zika Virus.

For clinical laboratory use, ZeptoMetrix has treated Zika Virus with its proprietary NATtrol™ inactivation process to manufacture non-infectious, molecular testing controls and an assay range validation panel. Together, these quality controls products can be utilized to verify test performance, track variations in results, follow lot-to-lot test kit reproducibility, monitor individual operator performance and determine aberrant long-term trends in laboratory results.