Virus strain bank (Riemser Virusbank, RVB)
Department of Experimental Animal Husbandry and Biorisk Management
The virus strain bank is responsible for the collection, preservation and documentation of authentic virus strains which are important for veterinary medicine under defined conditions. It produces certified virus strains and homologous antisera for the institutes of the FLI and for other authorized national and international institutions.
Virus strains are replicated in cooperation with the collection of cell lines in veterinary medicine of the FLI under optimized conditions and by use of characterized cell lines.
Currently, the virus strain bank disposes of more than 600 virus strains and isolates from cattle, pig, horse, dog, cat and poultry, but also from goat, sheep, giraffe, African elephant and various fish species.
- Inventory of the Riemser Virusbank (PDF / 72,4 KB)