Special Focuses

Special Focuses

By using conventional viral cultures, PCR technique, and HAE culture system, we hope to set up a local respiratory tract virus bank in Taiwan. The virus bank can not only provide the up-to-date epidemiological trend of viruses spreading in Taiwan, but also preserve the possible novel virus that has not yet discovered. Our virus bank can also provide as an influenza sentinel surveillance database not only beneficial to Taiwan but also to the world.

Also, we aim to build up and maintain a platform helpful for conducting clinical research activities for pediatric respiratory tract diseases in Taiwan. Trials for new diagnostic tests, new antiviral agents, and vaccines against respiratory tract diseases are all welcomed to utilize the TPIDA platform for clinical trials.