Solutions for Discovery of Viral Vaccines & Vectors

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

Although a great deal of progress has been made in vaccine research, recent headlines remind us that we still have much to do to advance and accelerate the discovery process.

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 Analysis Platforms

Providing you more insights - faster  
Accelerating your viral vaccine research along the workflow.

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.

  • Studying host - pathogen interaction
  • Indentification and selection of potential antigens
  • Analysis of Immune responses

Observe and Quantitate Immune Responses in Real Time With Advanced Technologies

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Advanced flow cytometry with the iQue 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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Intellicyt® iQue3

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

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Antibody Library Screening

Screening of Ab libraries against cell surface proteins that play a key role in virus inhibition.
Read more about how the iQue can help to screen antibodies for their ability to limit infections by Stein et al. Nature Communications, 2019

Epitope Mapping

Screening of mutagenesis library to determine the epitopes recognized by human mAbs.
Read more by Williamson et al. Journal of Virology, 2019
by Collins et al. JCI Insight, 2019

Development of therapeutic antibody cocktails against Ebola virus.
Read more by Gilchuk et al. Immunity, 2020

Antibody Neutralization

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

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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Revealing host - virus interactions and molecular interactions within RNA replication complexes by monitoring and analysing of transfected cells continuously.
Read more by Kyungeun et al. The International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology, 2014

Employing transposon mutagenesis to investigate foot-and-mouth disease virus replication.
Read more by Morgan et al. Journal of General Virology, 2015

Cell Viability Assays

Studying mechanism of infection through assessing virus modulated cell death.
Read more by Guo et al. Cell Host & Microbe, 2015

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Viral Titers and Antiviral Screening

Incucyte® Live-Cell Analysis System enables fast, efficient and accurate measurement of infectious viral titers by providing a highly flexible fixed cell analysis protocol suitable for antiviral screening.

A novel method for the measurement of hepatitis C virus infectious titers using the Incucyte® Live-Cell Analysis System  and its application to antiviral screening.
Read more by Stewart et al. Journal of Virological Methods, 2015

Webinar: Detailed Antibody Characterization Enabled by High Throughput Flow Cytometry -  Intellicyt®

See how Intellicyt®, high-throughput flow cytometry platform can help characterizing antibodies against proteins natively expressed on cells.

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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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Viral Therapeutics and Vaccine Development

Development of an influenza virus pseudotyped with Ebolavirus glycoprotein to aid therapeutic screening.
Read more by Xiao JH et al.  J Virol. 2018 Jan 30;92(4)

Continuous monitoring of intracellular viral spread

Measuring confluence of virus positive cells over time.
Read more by Andreu-Moreno et al. Current Biology, 2018

NEW: Delve deeper into the biology of T Cell Exhaustion with our new Human T Cell Exhaustion Cell and Cytokine Profiling Kit.

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Other featured Cell Analysis Applications


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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Intellicyt® iQue3

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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Next-generation chemically defined serum free, animal component free medium designed to support the growth of Vero cells

A chemically defined, animal and human component-free, serum-free media, designed to support the growth of Vero cells used in virology, virus production, and biotechnology. NutriVero™️ Flex 10 is a very low protein medium containing no proteins or peptides of human or animal origin, and it is suitable to monolayer culture and for microcarriers suspension culture of Vero cells. NutriVero™️ Flex 10 is suitable for large scale culturing and for growing viruses, as well as other cell culture applications, including production of recombinant proteins.

  • Chemically defined, serum-free, animal component free medium
  • Very low protein concentration; no proteins or peptides of animal or human origin
  • Produced in a cGMP-compliant facility in a xeno-free dedicated production line
  • Reduced risk of viral contamination
  • Lot to lot consistency
  • Ease of downstream product purification
  • Optimal for the production of various viruses

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Tools for Your Downstream Vaccine Research Applications

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 purifcation.

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NEW 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 | desalting of the purified protein.

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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

Claristep® Filtration System

The power of symplicity.
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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Vaccine Manufacturing, Process Development and Production

'Single-use technologies and associated services addressing process development and productions needs of vaccine manufacturers'

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Cell Line and Media Testing Solutions

NBE Product Characterization

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Antibody Purification Miniplatform

mAb Purification Mini Platform

Sartorius’s mAb purification mini platform is ideal for small-scale purification of your mAb from up to 1 L of cell culture supernatant.
The mini platform includes up to seven steps to take you through all the workflows necessary for mAb purification: cell clarification and filtration, antibody capture by affinity chromatography, purification step(s), concentration, and sterile filtration.
Each of our application steps maximizes output for the next step in the workflow, to support a seamless mAb purification process with maximum output.

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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Centrisart® Centrifuges

The Centrisart® Centrifuge Family portfolio ranges from very compact and space-saving micro-centrifuges to universally applicable benchtop centrifuges with a total capacity of up to 1,600 mL. Perfect for nucleic acid isolation for PCR testing.

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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 Kit

Provides rapid detection of total bacteria within 2½ h. Use Microsart® RESEARCH Bacteria for fast and reliable real-time PCR-based detection of bacterial contamination in cell cultures or cell culture supernatants. 

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MYCAP® CCX Cell Expansion System

Reliable aseptic technique for cell culture expansion, MYCAP® CCX has a revolutionary closed design that ensures media feed, inoculation, sampling, and transfers are done aseptically—without the need for a biosafety cabinet. 

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Sample Preparation

Sartorius’s lab products for sample preparation are scalable and enable reproducible procedures. Our products cover a spectrum from weighing to sedimentation solutions to ultrafiltration units.

Optimize your sample preparation for accurate and reliable results.

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arium®️ pro VF or UF with integrated Ultrafilter and arium®️ mini ultrapure water systems with arium®️ CellPlus Ultrafilter

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

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Vaccine Manufacturing, Process Development and Production

'Single-use technologies and associated services addressing process development and productions needs of vaccine manufacturers'

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Cell Line and Media Testing Solutions

NBE Product Characterization

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Sartorius Application Centers are located in Germany, China and the United States. It is your opportunity to experience Sartorius solutions for your specific bioprocess as well as laboratory tasks and applications. By meeting our industry experts you will receive a highly process- and application-specific consultation alongside hands-on tests of our cutting-edge technology.

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