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September 30. - 2020

First Publication Using Star-Oddi Loggers in Covid-19 Research

Since early in the Covid-19 pandemic Star-Oddi has been supplying researchers with loggers for use in research on this novel virus. We are proud to be able to provide research tools for research on Covid-19 and place the highest priority on delivering them as quickly as possible.

Only a few months after the pandemic started, the first publication using Star-Oddi’s loggers in Covid-19 research was published last month.

Six African green monkeys infected with SARS-CoV-2
A research group from the University of Texas Medical Branch recently published their findings on the effects of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, on African green monkeys.

Six monkeys were infected intranasally with SARS-CoV-19. Each animal was implanted with Star-Oddi’s DST micro-T temperature logger to monitor changes in body temperature throughout the study. In addition, the animals were monitored for clinical signs of illness by assessing respiratory quality and clinical pathology.

Symptoms developed by all animals
All animals were found to have robust SARS-CoV-2 replication and showed signs of respiratory disease. These results are consistent with the group's previous research and further supports the use of African green monkeys as a species that reproduces the human condition when infected with SARS-CoV-19.

The paper was published in the Virology Journal and can be accessed here. For more publications and information on Star-Oddi loggers in virology research click here.