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AutoPlate: Rapid Dose-Response Curve Analysis for Biological Assays

Palmer, Phil, Del Rosario, Joanne Marie M., da Costa, Kelly A. S., Carnell, George W., Huang, Chloe Q., Heeney, Jonathan L., Temperton, Nigel J., Wells, David A. (2022) AutoPlate: Rapid Dose-Response Curve Analysis for Biological Assays. Frontiers in Immunology, 12 . ISSN 1664-3224. (doi:10.3389/fimmu.2021.681636) (KAR id:93174)


The emergence of COVID-19 has emphasised that biological assay data must be analysed quickly to develop safe, effective and timely vaccines/therapeutics. For viruses such as SARS-CoV-2, the primary way of measuring immune correlates of protection is through assays such as the pseudotype microneutralisation (pMN) assay, thanks to its safety and versatility. However, despite the presence of existing tools for data analysis such as PRISM and R the analysis of these assays remains cumbersome and time-consuming. We introduce an open-source R Shiny web application and R library (AutoPlate) to accelerate data analysis of dose-response curve immunoassays. Using example data from influenza studies, we show that AutoPlate improves on available analysis software in terms of ease of use, flexibility and speed. AutoPlate ( is a tool for the use of laboratories and wider scientific community to accelerate the analysis of biological assays in the development of viral vaccines and therapeutics.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.3389/fimmu.2021.681636
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR355 Virology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Medway School of Pharmacy
Depositing User: Nigel Temperton
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2022 20:53 UTC
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2022 15:05 UTC
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