Tools for COVID-19 and Viral Disease Research


Researchers around the world are working earnestly to study SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. This concerted effort is critical to rapidly generate the knowledge needed to mitigate the effects of this global emergency and to produce the data to support new diagnostic tools, treatments, and vaccines.

Having the right tools and support is essential for accelerating scientific discovery. As Scientists Helping Scientists, we are committed to helping you reach your research goals sooner with relevant products, resources, and technical support.

COVID-19 and Viral Research Applications

Researchers use our tools to achieve a broad range of objectives, including creating physiologically relevant infection models, studying immune responses to viral infection, and developing vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostic tests. Explore how our products are being used to speed up infectious disease research in each of these areas below.

Establishing Organ-Specific Infection Models for the Study of Viral Infections

Studying how viruses infect host tissues helps researchers understand how to intervene and treat infected patients. To study virus-host interactions, researchers can use various physiologically relevant model systems, including tissue-specific in vitro models derived from the directed differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs). Learn how scientists are using specialized reagents to study SARS-CoV-2 infection with hPSC- and adult stem cell-derived organotypic culture systems.

Understanding Immune Responses to Viral Infections

The immune system is the body’s natural defense mechanism against infection. Understanding immune responses to viruses such as SARS-CoV-2 is necessary to inform the development of effective preventative and therapeutic interventions against infectious diseases.

Studying Immune Responses to Viral Infections

Learn about the immune response to viruses. Find out how obtaining the right immune cell populations and being able to analyze them effectively is critical for this research area.

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Developing Vaccines and Therapies Against Viral Diseases

Understanding how viruses infect the host as well as the immune responses mounted by the host against the virus can help scientists develop vaccines and therapies. Together, these preventative and therapeutic interventions can control the infection and limit mortality caused by viruses such as SARS-CoV-2.

Vaccine Development

Learn about tools and assays for developing vaccines, including products for sourcing and isolating immune cells, assessing vaccine candidates, and developing production lines for recombinant vaccines.

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Therapeutic Development

Explore technologies, applications, and research tools for developing and assessing therapeutics to combat viral diseases such as COVID-19.

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Developing Diagnostic Assays for Viral Diseases

The ability to accurately diagnose infectious diseases such as COVID-19 is critical to controlling disease spread and limiting drug resistance. Reliable diagnostic tests allow healthcare providers to administer the appropriate treatments and recommend other strategies, including quarantine.

Diagnostic Assay Development

Learn about tools and technologies that support efficient and reliable generation of diagnostic tests for viral diseases, including products for sample preparation.

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Pausing Your Research

Whether or not you are currently working on COVID-19 research, you may be considering pausing your research project. Choose reliable freezing and storage media and vials to cryopreserve your cells and save on time and resources when you return to the lab.

Reliably Store Your Cells

Learn about the cryopreservation products available for you to reliably store your cells while you are away from the lab.

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Working with Contract Assay Services

Our Contract Assay Services group may also be able to support generating critical experimental results to meet project milestones. Please contact us to explore whether contract research would be a good option to support your goals.

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Digital Resources for Your Lab

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STEMCELL Supports COVID-19 Research

Learn how STEMCELL is helping scientists find solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic, including working with researchers directly and supplying high-quality products.

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