mRNA vaccines are developing very quickly with dozens of ongoing clinical trials against cancers or infectious diseases (e.g. HIV or more recently SARS-Cov-2). Recombinant monoclonal antibody (mAB) based treatments have proven their efficacy. Nevertheless, researchers are now considering using messenger RNA (mRNA) technologies for the development of prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines.
We understand how crucial it is to have access to sustainable, quality sources of reagents when developing and/or producing the same immunoassays over long periods of times. Over the years, we’ve established partnerships with a number of experienced and renowned manufacturers, whose high-quality reagents we provide to researchers throughout the whole of Europe.
The close relation between Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), unpaired adaptive immune responses and overexpression of inflammatory cytokines has been described more than a decade ago (1, 2).
More recently, the notion of “cytokine storm” or “cytokine release syndrome” has been used by Life Scientists when they have monitored the expression level dynamics of cytokines in the sera of COVID-19 patients with acute lung damages and respiratory distress. (3)