January 2016: Study on comparability of assays measuring neuraminidase inhibition antibody titers

FLUCOP partners recognise the need for harmonisation in Influenza research. Othmar Engelhard and Ralf Wager are not only active in the FLUCOP project but in the context of the CONSISE partnership (Consortium for the Standardisation of Influenza SeroEpidemiology) were involved in the analysis of the variability between different labs and protocols using enzyme-linked lectin assays (ELLA) to determine neuraminidase-inhibition antibody titers. The results published recently under the title ‘Comparability of neuraminidase inhibition antibody titers measured by enzyme-linked lectin assay (ELLA) for the analysis of influenza vaccine immunogenicity.’ provide important information toward developing a harmonised ELLA protocol.