Yearly influenza research is critical to identifying the prevalent influenza strains, their preventive vaccines, and antiviral therapies.
A recent study by the University of Louisville compared pandemic and seasonal influenza viral replication and differentiation
in four cell lines (Calu-3, A549, MDCK and ud-NHBE cells) and an advanced in vitro human tissue model, EpiAirway.
The study concluded that advanced in vitro human tissues, like EpiAirway, provide a more physiologically relevant
environment for viruses to replicate, and are an important component to understanding viral-host interactions