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SARS coronavirus 2

SARS coronavirus 2

Catalogue No.


Virus Name

SARS coronavirus 2

Strain Designation

Alpha (Irradiated)

ICTV Species Name

Severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus

Strain Info



Originally Isolated

Clinical sample, isolated on Vero cells

Original Reference

Strain was identified as clade 20I (Alpha, V1) through Nextclade website

Sequence Reference

Afrough et al. X-ray inactivation of RNA viruses without loss of biological characteristics. Sci Rep. 2020 Dec 8;10(1):21431. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-77972-5. PMID: 33293534; PMCID: PMC7722841.

Culture Conditions

Mycoplasma Status


Storage Conditions

Less than -70°C

Growth Conditions

0.5 ml volumes of irradiated virus in 1.8 ml Sarstedt tubes.

Additional Info

Hazard Group (ACDP)


Genetically Modified


Additional Comments

The virus has been irradiated so cannot be propagated. There is an additional cost involved with the irradiation process and post-testing viability checks.

Positive-sense RNA

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Irradiated Virus)

If the use of our viruses results in a scientific publication, it should be cited in the publication as: SARS coronavirus 2 (NCPV 2111223v).

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