Translate Insights into Novel Strategies for Viral Vaccine Research

Groundbreaking Technologies and Associated Services to Enable Researcher to Accelerate and Advance Discovery and Development of Viral Vaccines & Vectors

The recent global outbreak of coronavirus diseases (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) serves as a stark reminder of the imminent threat of unexpected pathogens. We need a deeper understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms that drive immune responses against emerging infectious diseases (EIDs). See how Sartorius' innovative, groundbreaking solutions advance and accelerate your discovery and development of new vaccines against viral infections.

  • Cell & Protein Analysis Platforms - For tracking complex host - pathogen biological processes, you need high-capacity cell analysis solutions to generate deeper, more relevant data on phenotype, activation, and function.
  • Cell Culture and Downstream Applications - For progressing with your leads rapidly through the pipeline you need high throughput, multi-parallel cell culture systems and streamlined downstream applications.

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Rapid and Real-Time Results for the Study of Viral Biology and Develop...

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Infectious Disease, Volume 2: Targeting Viruses - eBook

In this edition of Research Arc, we explore the latest efforts in developing safe and efficacious therapies against a wide range of viral infections.

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Virology/Viral Immunology eBook

New Research and Development Strategies in Virology/Viral Immunology

Learn about the latest studies highlighting novel strategies and methodologies to accelerate vaccine development to combat infectious disease.

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Cell Analysis Tools to Accelerate and Advance Vaccine Research

iQue®️ Advanced Flow Cytometry Platform

Advanced flow cytometry platform to get from samples to actionable results in record time.

The iQue® Advanced Flow Cytometry Platform can be used for viral research activities such as monitoring host-pathogen interactions, antibody library screening, immune response assessment, epitope mapping, and antibody neutralization studies.

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Incucyte® Live-Cell Analysis System 

In the race for a vaccine, accelerating biological insight is critical.

The Incucyte® Live-Cell Analysis System improves productivity with powerful, automated image acquisition. Accelerate your next discovery with a flexible assay platform that accommodates multiple applications simultaneously with multi-plate throughput. Protect your cells and your team, by performing analysis with networked, remote access as your cells remain in the physiologically relevant environment of the incubator. 

With automated analysis and a portfolio of reagents, consumables and software specifically designed to detect dynamic immune response, solving biologically relevant questions has never been easier!

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Cell Analysis Featured COVID Research

Antibody Neutralization
Neutralizing antibodies have the potential of therapeutic agents.
See how a potently neutralizing human monoclonal antibody with post-exposure therapeutic activity against ZIKV infection was developed in a mouse model. - Read more by Long et al. PNAS, 2019

Viral Therapeutics and Vaccine Development
Development of an influenza virus pseudo typed with Ebolavirus glycoprotein to aid therapeutic screening. - Read more by Xiao JH et al.  J Virol. 2018 Jan 30;92(4)

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Virology Assays

Explore the Entire Host-Pathogen Life Cycle with Advanced Cell Analysis Solutions.

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Applications for Cell Analysis

T Cell Characterization

Gaining deeper insights into therapeutic development with in-depth T Cell Characterization.

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Detect real-time measurements of cell death based on cell membrane integrity.

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Investigate aberrations in apoptotic pathways in intact, living cells.

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Immune Cell Clustering and Proliferation

Understand the mechanisms of immune cell activation, proliferation and regulation.

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iQue® Advanced Flow Cytometry Platform

Advanced flow cytometry platform to get from samples to actionable results in record time. Evaluate cytotoxicity, apoptosis and other biological...

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Viral Replication and Infection Assays

Viral replication and infection assays enable the study of pathogenesis in host cultures and the testing of novel antiviral therapeutics.

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Reporter Genes

Measure signalling pathway activation and activity of promoter driven reporter gene expression in real time.

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Immune Cell Killing

Real time visualization and fully automated analysis of tumor cell killing.

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All-in-One Octet® Platforms

Octet® Label-Free Bio-Layer Interferometry (BLI) Detection Systems

The Octet® Bio-Layer Interferometry (BLI) platform offers unprecedented time and cost savings during biomolecular interactions analysis.  Octet® systems accelerate COVID-19 research, and will help you to:

  • Select vaccine and therapeutics candidates faster
  • Categorize antibodies into epitope bins efficiently
  • Simplify workflows through our wide variety of available biosensors
  • Facilitate titer, potency and stability measurements in upstream and downstream vaccine and biotherapeutics development and manufacturing 
  • Analyze data with intuitive easy-to-use software tools

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Octet® Featured COVID Research

Analysis of coronavirus binding to host receptors
Affinity and kinetics of virus-host receptor binding interactions are crucial to understanding viral pathogenesis and therapeutic development approaches. Octet® platforms enable fast and accurate analysis of binding interactions in real-time. - Read More by Walls et al. Cell, 2020

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Understanding COVID-19 Vaccine and Therapeutic Development Research

Studying antibodies from COVID-19 infections and vaccines can provide invaluable information toward therapeutic antibody development

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Tools for Your Downstream Vaccine Research

Clarification and Filtration

Sartoclear Dynamics® Lab V50 kits: Virus harvesting in one step
Kits combining a vacuum filtration unit, Sartolab® RF 50 with a 0.45 µm PES membrane and a filter aid for clarification.

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Concentration and Purification of Viruses

Vivapure® Virus Purification and Concentration Kits
Adenovirus and lentivirus purification kits utilize membrane adsorber technology for fast and safe virus purification.

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Application Note: Ultrafiltration Methods for the Concentration and Purification of Viruses

Concentration, Purification  and Diafiltration of proteins (antigens and antibodies)

Vivaflow®, Vivaspin® and Vivapure® Ultrafilters
Perfect solutions for your ultrafiltration needs serving the complete protein ultrafiltration workflow: From concentration and diafiltration of the original protein source, a cell culture supernatant, to final concentration.

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Picus Electronic and Tacta Mechanical Pipettes

Ergonomics – Pipetting for Your Safety
A basic but repetitive application, therefore ergonomics is key.

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Pipette Controllers and Bottle-top Dispensers

Do you need to dispense large volumes straight from a bottle or tube?
To make it easy for you, we offer handy pipette controllers and bottle-top dispensers.

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Titer, Potency and Stability Measurements

Octet® quantitation assays are perfect solutions to measure antibody and vaccine titers in your process development samples that provides fast at-line testing capabilities. With a variety of ready-to-use quantitation specific biosensors, a  full 96-plate of antibody or vaccine titers can be measured within minutes using the Octet® platform.

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See how Vivaspin® ultrafilter was used in recent Coronavirus related research experiments for concentration of Virus Like Particles (VLPs) and proteins.

Evidence that TMPRSS2 Activates the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Spike Protein for Membrane Fusion and Reduces Viral Control by the Humoral Immune Response. Glowacka et al. Journal of Virology -

Expression, purification and crystallization of the SARS-CoV macro domain. Malet et al. Crystallography Journals Online -

Structure of the SARS-Unique Domain C From the Bat Coronavirus HKU4. Staup et al. SAGE Journals -

Structure, Function, and Antigenicity of the SARSCoV-2 Spike Glycoprotein. Walls et al. Cell

Cubis®️ II Modular Premium Laboratory Balances

Cubis®️ II for Vaccine Development

Sample weighing is a commonly occurring step during vaccine research and development, and in pre-clinical phases where the most reliable lab weighing results have the utmost importance. As vaccine research becomes more challenging with the continuous emergence of new diseases and novel safety concerns, higher standards of precision, as well as flexibility and speed, are necessitated during these workflows.

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Precision, Simplicity, Intuitive Operation

Cubis®️ II laboratory balances offer customizable hardware and software, modern user interfaces, pharmaceutical and GxP compliance, including data integrity at the highest level of accuracy and precision. With our broad spectrum of solutions and long term expertise, we guarantee the highest level of accuracy, and also support your weighing workflows in a simplified and intuitive manner.

  • Highest Level of Precision
  • Simplified Weighing Processes
  • Intuitive Workflows
  • Customized Solutions

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Microsart® AMP Mycoplasma Kit

Ensure your results are from your cells, not contamination. Screen your cultures with our real-time PCR kit for mycoplasma contamination.

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Microsart® RESEARCH Bacteria

Provides rapid detection of total bacteria within 2½ h. For fast and reliable real-time PCR-based detection of bacterial contamination in cell culture...

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Mycap® CCX Cell Expansion System

Reliable aseptic technique for cell culture expansion. A revolutionary closed design that ensures media feed, inoculation, sampling, and transfers are...

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Arium® Ultrapure Water Systems

Designed for efficient removal of endotoxins, RNase, DNase, microorganisms and particles. Provides the highest safety for your critical cell culture a...

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Claristep® Filtration System

The manually operated Claristep® Filtration System consisting of a station and filter units provides a modern, simple fix for HPLCs demanding needs.

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Blotting Papers

Soak it up right! Pure blotting paper and consistent CN membrane for reproducible results.

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Sterility Testing of Sterile Pharmaceuticals

Closed Membrane Filtration Systems for Sterility Testing

Our Sterisart® portfolio is easy to use, minimizes the risk of false positives and false negative, meets all regulatory requirements, and provides you with complete confidence in your sterility testing results. We redefine industry standards.

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