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Top 5 Takeaways from ddPCR World 2021

Precision diagnostics for cancer. COVID-19 surveillance in wastewater. Quality control of cell and gene therapies. These were just a few of the cutting-edge applications on display at the Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR) World 2021 symposium. Recapping the event in 5 takeaways, moderator Francisco Bizouarn shares how international experts are leveraging ddPCR technology to solve today’s scientific and public health problems.
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Immune Surveillance in SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Development

The ability to characterize the target of cell-mediated immune response is crucial during vaccine development. In studying the characterization of SARS-CoV-2 infection pathogenesis in humans, a research team identified neutralizing antibodies that provided context for vaccine antigen design. Discover how the ZE5 Cell Analyzer was used to detect activation-induced markers, measure intracellular cytokines, and identify spike protein–specific antibodies in a rapid, high-throughput manner.
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Introducing the Bio-Plex Pro Human IgG SARS-CoV-2 Serology Assays

Meet our newest product supporting the fight against SARS-CoV-2: the Bio-Plex Pro Human IgG SARS-CoV-2 N/RBD/S1/S2 4-Plex Panel. This qualitative multiplex immunoassay kit quickly and efficiently detects IgG antibodies against four SARS-CoV-2 antigens (nucleocapsid, receptor binding domain, spike 1, and spike 2).
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Countering COVID-19 with the Launch of Two New RT-PCR Kits

Bio-Rad is proud to introduce our new RT-PCR testing kits for COVID-19. These all-in-one kits are designed for sensitive, specific detection of SARS-CoV-2 alone, or simultaneous detection of SARS-CoV-2, influenza A, and influenza B. Read on to learn about each kit’s features.
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Immunological Response Factors to SARS-CoV-2 in Acquired Immunity

Multiple publications report variation in the duration of acquired immunity to SARS-CoV-2. In this webinar, Bio-Rad scientists review these reports and discuss factors that influence longevity of acquired immunity. Learn about the mechanisms behind acquired immunity and how cytokine and chemokine activity, preexisting conditions, and more can affect immunity duration.
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Top Questions from Our Wastewater Surveillance Webinar

The COVID-19 pandemic has captured the attention of the world and won’t let go. And that has sparked efforts for creative solutions in some surprising places. Wastewater is not where most peoples’ minds go first when they think of airborne diseases, but it holds much promise for tracing and predicting SARS-CoV-2 outbreaks.
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Multiplex Immunoassays in the Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine

In vaccine development, safety and efficacy are critical. Recent studies have shown that multiplex immunoassays offer a flexible way to monitor immune responses. With the ever-increasing pressure on scientists to develop a practical COVID-19 vaccine, multiplex immunoassays stand out as a proven tool.
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The Role of Aberrant Cytokine Activity in COVID‑19 Disease

Presented by: Kenneth Oh, PhD, Collaborations, Applications, and New Technology Senior Global Manager
Kelly King, PhD, Field Application Specialist II
Brad VanderWielen, PhD, Field Application Specialist II
Candice Cox, Global Marketing Manager, Immunoassays

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Emerging reports from the COVID 19 pandemic include a spectrum of patient symptoms due to the host immune response. In this webinar, Bio-Rad scientists discuss early research and nascent hypotheses about the pathophysiology of SARS CoV 2–induced COVID 19 disease by evaluating cytokine and chemokine profiles, the role of chronic inflammation in comorbidities, and the arc of immune resolution of historical virulent pathogens, such as SARS and MERS.

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