The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19 is a positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus, which frequently mutates during the replication step. Although most mutations have minimal impact on the characteristics of the virus, some may affect its transmissibility, the severity of associated diseases and the efficacy of diagnostics, preventives and treatments.
Download this whitepaper to learn more about evaluating the influence of SARS-CoV-2 variants on:
- Vaccine development
- The development of antibody drugs
- The development of diagnostic reagents