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Irradiated viruses

X-ray irradiation renders viruses non-infectious and, our evidence suggests, the antigenic structure of the authentic live virus is maintained. Thus, irradiated viruses can be handled as ACDP Hazard Group 2 organisms in a containment level 2 laboratory and can be shipped as non-infectious material.

Currently X-ray irradiated SARS-CoV-2 and mpox 2022 are available through NCPV.  We are aiming to extend our range of irradiated products in the future.


Safety and handling information, and import permits


Irradiated virus collection

Browse irradiated virus collection here.