Viruses are equally a threat to plants, bacteria, animals, and humans. They use their hosts to reproduce and can thereby damage them. This can lead, for example, to crop or farm animal losses and pandemics. On the other hand, viruses serve as tools for genetic engineering and the targeted modification of genomes.
Modern virology characterises viruses molecularly and functionally and uses this information to develop diagnostic tests, antiviral drugs and vaccines. Traditionally, virology largely relied on microscopic methods. Nowadays, microplate-based assays increase throughput and enable the measurement of replication, virus neutralization, binding of molecules to viral particles and much more.
Virus assays range from simple ELISA assays for measuring antibody titer to live-cell assays to measure replication. The variety of virus assays in combination with the need for cell-based methods requires a flexible microplate reader.
The CLARIOstar®Plus microplate reader offers this flexibility. It is a modular multi-mode reader that can be equipped with fluorescence, luminescence, absorbance and advanced detection modes. With its Atmospheric Control Unit, it is further optimized for live-cell assays as it creates the optimal environment for long-term cell-based experiments. The CLARIOstar Plus can be equipped with a red-shifted PMT for increased sensitivity with fluorophores emitting in the red range of light. These are often used in cell assays to avoid autofluorescence.
The PHERAstar FSX multi-mode microplate reader is the ideal platform for screening departments, where potential anti-viral compounds have to be detected quickly and efficiently in high throughput. In addition, it can quickly and effortlessly measure all FRET, TR-FRET and fluorescence polarization dual emission assays. These are often used in binding/interaction assays for anti-viral compound screens.
Browse 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.
Authentication and quality testing of distilled spirits using the SPECTROstar NanoGary Spedding (1) , Carl Peters (2), (1) Brewing and Distilling Analytical Services LLC , (2) BMG LABTECH, 01/2015
A new way to test the free amino nitrogen content in alcoholic beverages with the SPECTROstar NanoGary Spedding (1) , Nathan R Harrison (1) , Franka Ganske (2) , EJ Dell (2), (1) Brewing and Distilling Analytical Services LLC , (2) BMG LABTECH, 05/2012
Promega ENLITEN kit performed on a BMG LABTECH microplate readerRon Earp , Jarrett Cheek, BMG LABTECH, 05/2007
Formulating protein-based beverages used for the dysphagia diets of the elderly: Viscosity, protein quality, in vitro digestion and consumers\' acceptabilityRead article
J. Sci. Food Agric.
Characterization of rums sold in Spain through their absorption spectra, furans, phenolic compounds and total antioxidant capacityRead article
Safeguarding of quinoa beverage production by fermentation with Lactobacillus plantarum DSM 9843Read article
Int. J. Food Microbiol.
Exogenous p-Coumaric Acid Improves Salvia hispanica L. Seedling Shoot GrowthRead article
A High-Throughput In Vitro Assay for Screening Rice Starch DigestibilityRead article