The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has raised many questions that the Research Community will undoubtedly work tirelessly to answer. We at Thomas Scientific recognize the importance of providing our Customers with the most up-to-date technologies, consumables, reagents, and equipment to help lead those efforts.
As you start generating recombinant proteins and stable cells lines and then perform all of the assays that will follow soon thereafter (Western blotting, Flow Cytometry, Elispot, etc), Thomas Scientific looks forward to collaborating with you!
Many companies and researchers have developed rapid real-time, RT-PCR tests that are necessary to reliably and quickly diagnose potential Coronavirus-infected patients. We recognize that many basic research settings may not have access to those rapid test and may prefer to analyze their their samples via a more “traditional” route. The CDC1 has published multiple primers and probes sequences, allowing any lab with the expertise and the technology to run their own in-house qRT-PCR assays. Thomas Scientific offers a wide-range of kits and instrumentation to support the development and execution of SARS-CoV-2 real-time RT PCR assays.
In an effort understand the potential immune response against SARS-CoV-2 infection, ELISA kits designed to detect IgM and/or IgG antibodies are now commercially available.