Application Note: Octet Bio-Layer Interferometry systems: Advancing development of coronavirus vaccine and therapeutics
19 October 2020
The World Health Organization declared the new COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic on the 11th of March 2020. Millions of people have been infected worldwide with the virus, and hundreds of thousands of deaths reported so far. The rapidly evolving epidemiology of the pandemic and absence of a licensed therapeutic or vaccine for the disease has accelerated the need to develop an intervention. At the heart of the search for a vaccine are modern biochemical and analytical technologies that can be deployed for the rapid screening of the many potential candidates to determine those with the best chances of success. Since the COVID-19 genome sequence was first shared in January 2020, Octet® data has been featured in several breakthrough publications related to coronavirus biology, vaccine, and antiviral therapeutic development.