Coronavirus Research Tools
Coronavirus (COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2) is a virulent virus, similar in structure to SARS-CoV, the virus responsible for the SARS pandemic in 2002. COVID-19 binds to the cell surface receptor Angiotensin-Converting-Enzyme-2 (ACE-2) to pass through the cell membrane and enter the host cell. The preliminary identification and characterization of the structure and mechanism of action of COVID-19, have enabled the development of early detection assays for the virus. However, further research is needed to develop more reliable detection tests and potentially develop anti-viral therapies.
Bio-Techne offers a wide range of research tools for the study of COVID-19, including for SARS-CoV-2 identification, the study of the SARS-CoV-2 viral life cycle, monitoring the COVID-19-induced cytokine storm, immune cell isolation and detection to investigate SARS-CoV-2 infection, and the development of anti-SARS-CoV-2 therapies.