Vaccine and drug development rely on tools to study viruses. Replication, neutralization and binding assays: this is how they are performed on BMG LABTECH plate readers.
Microbiological assays examine mechanisms in bacteria, viruses, and parasites. They are essential for understanding infectious diseases, their spread, treatment, and prevention.
Many assays assess the growth or reproduction of microbes. Bacteria, fungi and parasites are mainly quantified using the absorbance measurement mode, while the replication of viruses is typically measured by luminescence. All growth and replication assays need to be measured over time in order to determine growth rates. Time courses can be measured with all BMG LABTECH microplate readers. In addition, the instruments regulates the incubation temperature and atmosphere to desired O2 and CO2 values, generating optimal growth conditions.
BMG LABTECH's multi-mode plate readers can do much more than just growth measurements: they measure how a virus docks onto a cell, how viruses can be neutralized, what helps against biofilms, whether a substance has an antibiotic effect and much more.
Search our Resources section for information about specific applications, literature citations, videos, blog articles and many other publications. Many of the resources provided are associated with current and previous instrument models and versions.
Expression of a stable green fluorescent protein mutant in group B streptococcus. Growth, detection and monitoring, with the CLARIOstarMatthew J. Sullivan , Glen C. Ulett, School of Medical Science and Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Grifﬁth University, Australia, 12/2018
Fluorescence polarization-based RNA synthesis assayStefan Reich , Stephen Cusack, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, 10/2018
Assay development for essential enzyme activity in the tegument of live SchistosomesMadhu Sundaraneedi (1) , Luke Becker (2) , Giovanni Abbenante (3) , Alex Loukas (2) , Grant Collins (1) , Mark Pearson (2), (1) School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences, University of New South Wales, Australia , (2) Australian Institute for Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University, Australia , (3) BMG LABTECH Australia, 12/2017
Detection of plant-synthesized nanoparticles and their antibacterial capacitySalem W. and Schild S., University of Graz , Institute of Molecular Biosciences , BioTechMed-Graz , Austria, 03/2017
Molecular beacon based helicase assaysAlicia M. Hanson (1) , David N. Frick (1) , Carl Peters (2), (1) University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee , (2) BMG LABTECH, 06/2013
Measure microbial growth using the „OD600“
Synthetic Biology and Artificial Genetic Systems in the Lab
Advances in Combating Antibiotic Resistance
Turbidity measurements in life science
Outgrowth endothelial cells form a functional cerebral barrier and restore its integrity after damageRead article
Neural Regen Res
Styryllactones from Goniothalamus tamirensisRead article
Antimicrobial Honey-Inspired Glucose-Responsive Nanoreactors by Polymerization-Induced Self-AssemblyRead article
ACS Appl Mater Interfaces
Spatiotemporal Assessment of the Cellular Safety of Cavitation-Based Therapies by Passive Acoustic MappingRead article
Ultrasound Med Biol
Thermodynamic, Spatial and Methodological Considerations for the Manufacturing of Therapeutic Polymer NanoparticlesRead article