Rabies Vaccine Potency and Stability Testing

Applications of Single-Radial Immunodiffusion Methods
  • Morag Ferguson
  • Valerie Seagroatt
  • G. C. Schild
Part of the Applied Virology Research book series (AOTP, volume 1)


It is 100 years since Louis Pasteur carried out the first immunization of humans against rabies virus infection. Although great advances have been made in the development of more effective and purified vaccines, vaccines produced in adult or suckling animal nervous tissue are still in use in many countries. Cell culture systems now used for the production of human rabies vaccines include human diploid cell strain (HDCS), primary chick embryo fibroblasts, Vero cells, primary hamster, and dog or fetal bovine kidney cells.


Rabies Virus Rabies Vaccine Potency Estimate Rabies Virus Infection Rabies Virus Glycoprotein 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Morag Ferguson
    • 1
  • Valerie Seagroatt
    • 1
  • G. C. Schild
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute for Biological Standards and ControlPotters Bar, HertsEngland

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