BioStone Animal Health Launches PRRS GP5 Antibody Test Kit

DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX — Jun 9, 2023 — BioStone Animal Health is pleased to announce the launch of the AsurDxTM PRRS GP5 Antibody Test Kit for the detection of pig antibodies specific to Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) virus GP5 protein. PRRS is a highly contagious, economically devastating disease. Reproductive problems, such as premature births, late-term abortions, and increased stillbirths, lead to increased piglet mortality and reduced growth; respiratory disease sickens pigs and makes them vulnerable to secondary infection. The open reading frame (ORF) 5 of the PRRS virus encodes a major envelope glycoprotein designated GP5. The GP5 protein binds to the M protein to form a disulfide-linked heterodimer and contains immunologically important domains associated with virus neutralization. The GP5 protein is a candidate for vaccinating against PRRS virus infection. The AsurDxTM PRRS GP5 Antibody Test Kit detects PRRS GP5 protein antibodies in pig serum/plasma. The AsurDxTM PRRS GP5 Antibody Test Kit provides a simple, rapid, sensitive, and cost-effective enzyme-based immunoassay (ELISA) screening method.

About BioStone Animal Health — BioStone Animal Health is a Dallas, TX-based biotechnology company that provides innovative solutions for animal health. BioStone Animal Health works together with our worldwide partners to offer a portfolio of animal disease diagnostic products as well as test kits and reagents for vaccine testing that enables performing a rapid evaluation of the efficacies, stability, consistency, and potency of common animal vaccines. BioStone strives to actively promote and participate in global animal health initiatives by making these test kits available to the international community. For more information about BioStone Animal Health, visit