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Virion Systems, Inc.

9610 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, MD 20850, USA

Category: Research Services & Supplies

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Virion Systems, Inc. (VSI) is a biotechnology company focused on the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, particularly those involving infants and children.

VSI's core technology is the use of the cotton rat as an animal model of human infectious diseases. It develops an array of cotton rat-specific reagents that will eventually include: both RNA and antibody-based reagents for the detection and quantitation of cytokines, chemokines, immunoglobulins and cell-surface markers. It performs contract research for academic and commercial groups, centered on the use of the cotton rat. In addition to research on prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, it also undertake contract research involving the use of adenoviruses as vectors for genetic therapy, as the cotton rat is the only small animal permissive for human denoviruses.