About the Authors

Lisa Sanguinetti, Valerio Reguzzi, Fabio Bagnoli, Claudio Donati
Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Siena, Italy

Lisa Sanguinetti
Dipartimento di Biologia Molecolare, Università degli Studi di Siena, Siena, Italy

Simona Toti
Istituto Nazionale di Statistica, Rome, Italy

Corresponding Author

claudio.donati@novartis.com

Competing Interests

FB and CD are employees of Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics. LS and VR were employees of Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics at the time of the study.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LS ST VR CD. Performed the experiments: LS VR CD. Analyzed the data: LS ST VR CD. Wrote the paper: LS ST VR FB CD.