Editorial Article: 7 of the top trends and latest resources in virology and infectious diseases

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16 Nov 2021


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As part of our new special feature, we’ve pulled together a selection of the top resources and technologies to advance your infectious disease research and virology understanding.  

Read on to explore the recent learnings in COVID-19 research and the latest developments in viral therapeutics, from Ebola vaccines to next-generation antifungals. Plus, find out more about new technologies designed to help you master cell seeding and enabling viral gene expression analysis in real time.

Ingrid Hayenga Merck

THERAPEUTIC ANTIBODIES: Advancing the development of COVID-19 neutralizing antibodies

In this article, we speak with Kevin Entzminger, Director of Antibody Discovery and Engineering at Abwiz Bio, to learn more about how virus-neutralizing antibodies have proven to be a key tool in the fight against SARS-CoV-2, the advantages of using Octet in this work, and why science communication and collaboration between researchers is so important. 

 

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Ingrid Hayenga Merck

ANTIVIRAL THERAPIES: Rapid and real-time results for the study of viral biology

In this video, Dr. Rebecca Dubois, University of California, outlines the advantages of using Sartorius' Octet® platform in her research to understand the molecular mechanisms of human viral infection and to develop new vaccines and antiviral therapies.

 

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Amadeo Fernandex-Alba, Agilent

WESTERN BLOT: Automated protein quantification for Ebola vaccine development

In this application note, find out how protein detection and quantification can be streamlined for vaccine development, for Ebola and other diseases, with Simple Western instrumentation.

 

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Raman HORIBA

COVID-19: Recent developments in COVID-19 virology research

In this application note, Sartorius presents a series of four articles, demonstrating the immune response to SARS-CoV-2 at a molecular level and its importance to the development of effective vaccines, treatments, and prognostic tests.

 

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HUMAN LEUKOCYTE ANTIGEN: Identifying COVID-19 severity via HLA-types

In this article, PromoCell explores the potential of HLA-type to be used to identify individuals at greater risk from SARS-CoV-2 infection, explain differences in the epidemic trend in different countries, and also help in the development of novel vaccines. 

 

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GENE EXPRESSION: Studying the molecular mechanism of viral replication in real time

In this application note, BMG LABTECH describes a method to analyze viral gene expression in near real time using fluorescence as a proxy for infection. 

 

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CELL VIABILITY: Precise and reproducible automated cell seeding

In this application note, INTEGRA Biosciences demonstrates how cell viability, avoidance of contamination, high experimental reproducibility, and accuracy can be mastered by utilizing the VIAFLO 96 and VIAFLO 384 handheld electronic pipettes.

 

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More top virology resources:

  • Autoantibodies: In this article, find out how autoantibodies could be the key to early diagnosis for a range of diseases and discover the technology advancing their discovery. Read article»
  • Antimicrobial-resistance: Hear from an infectious disease expert about the collaborative work being done to analyze complex pathogen samples and safeguard public health. Read article» 
  • The host-pathogen life cycle: This infographic illustrates the whole life cycle of a pathogenic agent within a host and describes how live-cell analysis, advanced flow cytometry, and label-free binding analysis can help better understand these dynamic processes. Download infographic»
  • An indispensable tool in virology research: In this eBook, we demonstrate the applications and versatility of microplate readers across a multitude of viral assays and show how they can be seamlessly integrated into high-throughput automated systems. Download eBook»
  • Bacterial cell counting for antifungal screening: Find out how the latest advances in multi-omics are being applied to the development of next-generation antifungal therapies. Read article»
  • Immune responses to SARS-CoV-2: Watch this on-demand webinar to gain an understanding of the differences between immune responses in COVID-19 patients with moderate and severe disease and the development of autoimmunity in COVID-19. Watch on demand»
  • Top stories showcased at the AACC 2021 conference: Find out about the latest research and technology showcased at this year’s AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo. Read article»

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Take a look at what other researchers and clinicians all over the world are saying about the latest equipment and technologies driving infectious disease research. Here, Natalia Pascale, Biopas, shares her opinion on the iQue®3 by Sartorius Group

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