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Integrated Virus Detection / Edition 1

Integrated Virus Detection / Edition 1

by Charles H. WickCharles H. Wick


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Multiple viruses can be detected concurrently using the Integrated Virus Detection System (IVDS). Integrated Virus Detection describes this technology and provides many examples of applications including a chapter on viruses found in honeybees with descriptions of seasonal and yearly variation. This straightforward technology can be used to detect known, unknown, and unsequenced viruses collected from environmental and other complex biological sources.

This book summarizes more than ten US patents issued for the invention of the IVDS, which is the common name of the electrospray–differential mobility analyzer method. The IVDS is powering mankind’s ability to rapidly detect, measure, and monitor viruses as well as virus-like particles. Three facts make rapid detection possible: virus size, which ranges from 20 to 800 nm.; disparity in each virus species’ particle size thus allowing size data to be used for detection and preliminary identification; and the fact that virus particle density is distinct from other nanoparticles.

The IVDS can ascertain the absence of virion particles, thus presenting compelling evidence of a true negative, which is useful in verifying decontamination and other processes. In addition, large numbers of samples may be processed in an automated fashion, providing an excellent means to prescreen them for judicious targeting of subsequent tests such as PCR or the discriminating method for identifying microbes, which is mass spectrometry proteomics.*

The book is helpful to anyone interested in virus detection, especially in situations where many viral types may coexist.

*Identifying Microbes by Mass Spectrometry Proteomics (CRC Press 2013)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781482230055
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/13/2014
Pages: 255
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Charles H. Wick is a retired lieutenant colonel and senior scientist from the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center. He earned his PhD from the University of Washington. Dr. Wick is best known for work in forensic science done in concert with the Department of Defense. Dr. Wick’s research work has resulted in international recognition as an authority on individual performance for operations conducted on a nuclear, biological, and chemical battlefield. He has made lasting and important contributions to forensic science and antiterrorism and holds several U.S. patents in the area of microbe detection and classification. He has written more than 45 civilian and military publications and has received various awards and citations.

Table of Contents

Detection of Whole Viruses
Historical Background
It Works! The Eureka Moment
Flowchart for Virus Detection
Concept of IVDS Operation
IVDS Systems and Operations
Organization of Book

Descriptions of IVDS Components
Commercial IVDS
Capillary Diameter Effect and IVDS Stability
Electrospray Stability

Proof Concept Using MS2
Physical Basis of Invention
MS2 as Test Virus
Characterization of MS2 Using IVDS
Removing Complex Growth Media
Filtration Characteristics of MS2 Bacteriophage

Concentration of Viruses
Concentrator Device

Cause and Effect Curves
Effects of Temperature on MS2 Survival
Dose Response Curves for MS2 (High pH)
Dose Response Curves for MS2 (Low pH)

Isolating Single Viruses from Multivirus Mixtures
Differential Mobility Separation

Analyzing Various Viruses
Sample Analysis Procedures
Analyses of and Results for Specific Viruses
Analysis of Complex Media
Water Sample Analysis
Recovery of Viruses from Surfaces
Detection of Viruses in Bark Beetles

Detection of Other Nanoparticles
Particle Size Results: Comparison of Malvern Nano ZS

Direct Counting of Pili
Detecting Pili
Testing Procedures

Detecting Viruses in Honeybees
Introduction and Formation of BVS, Inc.
Detection of Viruses from Single Honeybee
Rosetta Stone Project
Honeybee Nutrition Study
Essential Oils Study
Snapshots of Viral Loads in Honeybees

Pulsed Lamp Decontamination
Discussion and Conclusions

Current and Future Trends
Potential Applications of IVDS
New RapidDx Instrument
The Future

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