Tracking the activity of viruses has never been so easy thanks to the latest development from Chao Han and Changhuei Yang, researchers at the California Institute of Technology, USA. The duo has developed ePetri, a high performance imaging platform capable of monitoring the formation of viral plaques, an event that occurs when a virus infects a host cell. Unlike conventional plaque assays, ePetri provides high resolution, time-lapse imaging for precise monitoring of the dynamics of viral plaque formation and growth. In addition to enabling better analysis of viral behaviour, the capabilities of ePetri may also facilitate future applications in antiviral drug discovery. Learn more by accessing the link below.
Chao Han and Changhuei Yang
DOI: 10.1039/C3AN02323K, Paper