CAACB sponsors collaborative research activities and initiatives to promote a better understanding of ways to address adventitious agent contamination.
Collaboration to Address Emerging Virus / Pandemic Preparedness
This project aims to develop a handbook to guide the biotechnology industry in preparing for, and responding to, any future global pandemics.
Evaluation of Media Treatment Options
CAACB has three sub-projects on methods of treating media to remove or inactivate potential viruses.
Facility Segregation for Viral Safety
This project helped to clarify and reach consensus on regulatory guidance for best approaches to facility segregation.
A Framework for Evaluating the Ability of NGS to Replace In Vivo Adventitious Virus Testing
The goal of the project is to assess if, and in what situations, NGS may be appropriate as a replacement for in vivo virus assays.
Risk Assessment and Risk Control of Virus Contaminations
This project has developed a Virus Contamination Risk Assessment and Risk Control handbook as well as performed a risk assessment on a model process.
Virus Contamination in Biomanufacturing
CAACB addresses the high impact of viral contaminations through a project designed to uncover trends in the field.