The Native Antigen Company Expands Range of Norovirus-Like Particles

The Native Antigen Company (part of LGC Clinical Diagnostics), one of the world’s leading suppliers of reagents that enables research into vaccines and diagnostics for emerging and endemic infectious diseases, today announced the expansion of its norovirus-like particle range, with the addition of six new reagents, including four which are unique to the market. These virus-like particles (VLPs) are suitable for studies of norovirus protein structure and the research and development of vaccines and in vitro diagnostic assays.

The Native Antigen Company’s full norovirus-like particle range now comprises eight genotypes, four of which are unique to the market, GII.2, GII.6, GII.10 and GIX.1, as well as GI.3 and GII.17. The VLPs are suitable for a wide range of applications, including the development of serological assays, generation of anti-norovirus antibodies and studies of VLP structure. This expanded range adds to the Company’s extensive selection of recombinant VLPs for infectious disease R&D.

The Company specializes in the manufacture and purification of native and recombinant antigens and antibodies for viral and bacterial pathogens, offering researchers a reliable source of high-quality reagents for immunoassay development and manufacturing.

The Company’s norovirus VP1 structural proteins are produced in its proprietary VirtuE™ (HEK293) and insect-baculovirus expression systems to form particles without the non-structural proteins or genome. The resulting high-purity VLPs display native-like epitopes and glycosylation patterns, while being non-infectious and safe to use.

Multiple novel norovirus strains have emerged in recent years, constituting a significant and growing health burden in both the developed and developing world. The high mutation rate of noroviruses and subsequent emergence of multiple strains has made the development of diagnostics and vaccines particularly challenging. By expanding The Native Antigen Company’s unique range of norovirus-like particles we hope to continue supporting cutting-edge research and development into this highly contagious disease.” 

Ish Jalal, Commercial Director, The Native Antigen Company

Norovirus is a small non-enveloped, positive-sense RNA virus belonging to the Caliciviridae family. It is a major cause of non-bacterial acute gastroenteritis outbreaks, with symptoms including vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps, and diarrhoea. Six norovirus genogroups have been identified to date, which are further subdivided into genotypes.

For further information about The Native Antigen Company’s norovirus VLP range, please visit:



Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    The Native Antigen Company. (2023, February 20). The Native Antigen Company Expands Range of Norovirus-Like Particles. News-Medical. Retrieved on May 23, 2024 from

  • MLA

    The Native Antigen Company. "The Native Antigen Company Expands Range of Norovirus-Like Particles". News-Medical. 23 May 2024. <>.

  • Chicago

    The Native Antigen Company. "The Native Antigen Company Expands Range of Norovirus-Like Particles". News-Medical. (accessed May 23, 2024).

  • Harvard

    The Native Antigen Company. 2023. The Native Antigen Company Expands Range of Norovirus-Like Particles. News-Medical, viewed 23 May 2024,


The opinions expressed here are the views of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of News Medical.
Post a new comment

While we only use edited and approved content for Azthena answers, it may on occasions provide incorrect responses. Please confirm any data provided with the related suppliers or authors. We do not provide medical advice, if you search for medical information you must always consult a medical professional before acting on any information provided.

Your questions, but not your email details will be shared with OpenAI and retained for 30 days in accordance with their privacy principles.

Please do not ask questions that use sensitive or confidential information.

Read the full Terms & Conditions.

You might also like...
The Native Antigen Company introduces new range of influenza antigens