About the Authors

Nicola Franscini

Affiliation Alicon AG, Schlieren, Switzerland

Ahmed El Gedaily

Affiliation Alicon AG, Schlieren, Switzerland

Ulrich Matthey

Affiliation Alicon AG, Schlieren, Switzerland

Susanne Franitza

Affiliation Alicon AG, Schlieren, Switzerland

Man-Sun Sy

Affiliation Institute of Pathology, Biomedical Research Building, Case Western University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

Alexander Bürkle

Affiliation Lehrstuhl Molekulare Toxikologie, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany

Martin Groschup

Affiliation Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Bundesforschungsinstitut für Tiergesundheit, Greifswald, Gemany

Ueli Braun

Affiliation Departement für Nutztiere, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Ralph Zahn

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: info@alicon.ch

Affiliation Alicon AG, Schlieren, Switzerland

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ZR FN EA MU FS RZ NF AE UM SF. Performed the experiments: FN EA MU FS NF AE UM SF. Analyzed the data: ZR FN EA MU FS RZ NF AE UM SF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AB MG SM BA GM BU MS UB. Wrote the paper: AB MG ZR FN BA GM BU RZ NF UB.