Infectious Disease Research

Infectious diseases continue to take a toll on human health, affecting all aspects of our lives.  Fast development of preventative vaccines and therapeutic treatments has become imperative as the increased globalization of our modern world enables the rapid spread of infectious diseases.

Persistent use of antibiotics has provoked the emergence of multidrug resistant bacteria, creating therapeutic challenges that need to be adressed by the development of novel therapeutics or combination therapies.  

We offer a diverse product portfolio that helps scientists make critical discoveries through genomic analysis, in vitro, cell-based, and in vivo studies, accelerating their ability to develop treatments and vaccines.

Pathogen Genomics

Genetic information from viruses, bacteria and other infectious organisms plays a crucial role in diagnosing infection, investigating outbreaks, describing transmission patterns, monitoring antimicrobial resistance and last but not least, developing interventions such as vaccines. Next-generation-sequencing has made it possible, to investigate pathogens as well as mirobiome genomes at much greater detail and throughput.

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Host Pathogen-Interactions

Understanding host-pathogen interactions on a molecular, cellular or organism level is the basis for developing effective new treatments. To achieve physiological relevant results, today’s infectious disease research moves towards more complex disease models such as co-cultures or organoids that better resemble in vivo biology. Whether you want to analyze infection of cellular models or in vivo models, or study protein:protein interactions and identify PPI inhibitors, we provide the reagents, instruments and software you need to enable these applications.

Immune Response

When a pathogen infects the human body, a battle ensues between the host’s innate & adaptive immune systems and the pathogen’s virulence mechanisms and factors. Pathways such as MAP kinase, JAK/STAT, and NFκB play a central role in the antiviral immune response along with ligands such as IL-6, TNFα, and the INFs (-γ, -α, -β, and -λ). PerkinElmer offers a wide range of reagents, detection and imaging instruments enabling to study the antiviral immune response both in vitro and in vivo.

Drug Discovery

Antimicrobial research and drug discovery requires sensitive and reliable technologies to detect microbial growth and measure antimicrobial effects. We provide solutions to measure bacterial growth or viral titers, perform target-based, high-throughput drug screens or phenotypic screening and characterize bacterial phenotypes for antimicrobial resistance research using high-content analysis.

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Viral Diseases and Vaccines

Continued discovery of new antiviral medications and vaccines is important for global human health, particularly as new viruses such as the novel Coronavirus or novel Influenza viruses can emerge quickly. We offer solutions for measuring virus neutralization, antiviral compound effects, antiviral immune response or for studying cytokine storm, which is associated with COVID-19.

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Explore Our Infectious Disease Research Solutions

High Content Screening Instruments & Microscopes

Get the sensitivity and throughput you need to image more samples and analyze more parameters with high content screening. Our high content screening instrument ...

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Live-cell Imaging Systems

Life science research labs study cellular behaviors and pathways to gain a deeper understanding of functions, disease mechanisms and responses to treatments. An ...

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Cellular Imaging Software

PerkinElmer offers sophisticated cellular imaging and analysis software to help you acquire, visualize, analyze and share your image data more effectively and e ...

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Drug Discovery Reagents

Drug discovery starts with an understanding of the basics of diseases and disease pathways. Throughout the process of unraveling the complexity of disease pathw ...

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Microplate Readers

Performance, Versatility, and Reliability for Today’s Laboratory Needs As many of you know, microplate readers are instruments used to detect biological, chemic ...

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In Vivo Imaging Instruments

Seamlessly monitor both functional and anatomical attributes of disease, decreasing both the time and cost of your experiments. Our best-in-class instruments fa ...

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Automation & Liquid Handling Instruments

With dedicated workstations designed for a diverse variety of applications, along with the ability to customize liquid handling workstations based on your needs ...

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NGS Library Prep Kits

NEXTflex® library preparation kits are designed to reduce bias and increase the sensitivity, flexibility, and speed of library prep for both Illumina® and Ion T ...

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AG NGS Workflow Solutions

With our optimized nucleic acid extraction, DNA/RNA quantitation, automated library preparation, NGS library QC prep kits and technical expertise, you have an a ...

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