Racing to develop models of understanding

Accelerating the expansion of what we know about COVID-19 is critical to conquering the pandemic. The world needs faster testing, faster vaccine development, faster results — but how?

The scientific and medical research communities stand united in their steadfast efforts to find not just a vaccine, but other effective therapeutics such as antiviral drugs, peptide inhibitors, nucleoside analogues, and monoclonal antibodies. We have never been more honored to stand with them.

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Paving the way out of the pandemic

Paving the way out of the pandemic

Several short months ago, finding ourselves in the current pandemic situation would have been almost unthinkable. Since the advent of antibiotics in the mid-19th century provided the ability to cure nearly any bacterial infection, as well as breakthrough vaccination approaches against diphtheria or tetanus, life-threatening diseases have shifted from bacterial and viral causes to mutated human cells, (e.g., cancer).

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Automation to Meet the Challenges of COVID-19 Research

Automation to Meet the Challenges of COVID-19 Research

Throughout the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, clinicians and researchers have faced daunting questions of how to scale testing in order to meet the demand. Research laboratories that may have been accustomed to processing a few handfuls of samples a day are now being asked to process thousands as they seek solutions to this crisis.

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Small Yet Powerful: Agilent Magnetic Beads

Small Yet Powerful: Agilent Magnetic Beads

Agilent’s legacy is largely built on the high-quality instruments we produce, which are found in labs around the world. However, the urgent need for COVID-19 testing has led to a surge in demand for one of our lesser-known products: magnetic beads.

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COVID-19 Drug Development: A Therapeutic Prescription Drug Overview

COVID-19 Drug Development: A Therapeutic Prescription Drug Overview

In this article, we present a quick summary of journal articles published by various authors on small-molecule drugs that are being repurposed for COVID-19 treatment in clinical trials around the world.

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Inoculating your Lab Against Future Disruptions

Inoculating your Lab Against Future Disruptions

This year has thrown the world a curve ball, and it’s causing many in management positions to reassess their ability to respond to unforeseen changes. The current pandemic is still full of uncertainty. What can we do to prepare for whatever comes?

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COVID-19 treatment: Biotherapeutics and critical quality attribute testing

COVID-19 treatment: Biotherapeutics and critical quality attribute testing

At the time of writing, there are no vaccines or therapies available for the prevention or cure of COVID-19. Many promising avenues are being investigated, including the use of mAbs as a blocking agent to neutralize the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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Understanding SARS-CoV-2 tools to further knowledge

Understanding SARS-CoV-2 tools to further knowledge

Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) at Oxford University and Agilent collaborate to help develop robust and reliable methods to analyze SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins.

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COVID-19 vaccine development and separation-based analytical characterization tools

COVID-19 vaccine development and separation-based analytical characterization tools

In this article, we look at examples from each vaccine class where chromatographic separations have helped in the characterization of vaccines.  

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Immune Response and the COVID-19 Virus

Immune Response and the COVID-19 Virus

COVID-19 seems not to discriminate, affecting people of all ages, races, and genders across the globe. But the degree to which each person reacts to the intrusion of the virus has varied drastically.

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Responding to Customer Needs for Their Rapid Development of a COVID-19 Antibody Test

Supporting the rapid development of a COVID-19 antibody test

As the response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues, officials and researchers have made a concentrated push to ramp up testing efforts. Testing not only helps inform us of the virus' prevalence but can also give us insight into how the virus has spread and whether it has accumulated potentially relevant mutations.

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Work together, work fast

Work together, work fast

Collaborations within the greater virology community, including academic institutions, are accelerating the development of an antibody discovery program and get it into the clinic

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Addressing an evolving threat with a target enrichment-based NGS approach

Addressing an evolving threat with a target enrichment-based NGS approach

Identifying and linking viral mutations to observations in geographic origin, infectivity, and symptoms is helping researchers model how the virus has spread and how it may behave.

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Seeking understanding – Researchers look at impact on immune systems

Seeking understanding: Researchers look at the impact on immune systems

Tufts University's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, using BioTek (now a part of Agilent) instruments, seeks to understand the immune system response when facing a threat like the novel coronavirus.

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COVID-19 insights: The need for speed

COVID-19 insights: The need for speed

Faster results and faster action are needed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. See how laboratories are reducing time it takes for results from days to hours.

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Better together: How working together accelerates coronavirus research

Better together: How working together accelerates coronavirus research

As the race to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic continues, scientists working together have already made inroads not only on vaccine development efforts, but also on the ongoing impact of the novel coronavirus.

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Customer Spotlight Live SARS-CoV-2 Research: Interlocking Pieces Working Together

Customer Spotlight Live SARS-CoV-2 Research: Interlocking Pieces Working Together

At Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL), microbiologists, virologists, and other scientists have dropped their routine research projects to focus on the critical search for vaccines and treatments for COVID-19.

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