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.

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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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Resources Spotlight


Dr. Helena Fehling: Beating Leishmania Protozoan Parasites with Their Own Weapons

People in tropical areas around the globe are battling an increasingly common parasitic disease – leishmaniasis.
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Pomegranate Peel Extract Shows Promising Antiviral Effects Against COVID-19

Since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic on March 11, 2020, researchers around the world h ...
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Can We Overcome the Emergence of HIV Drug Resistance with Novel Inhibitors?

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is one of the largest epidemics in the world today, having claimed over 36 million lives to date.
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Rethinking How We Prepare for The Next Pandemic

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has highlighted the fundamental role that research and innovation play in protecting people from the potential deadly effects of infecti ...
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Antidepressant Shows Potential for Treating COVID-19

The speed at which researchers developed effective vaccines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 required unprecedented international cooperation on a scale never ...
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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 Instruments

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

As many of you know, microplate readers are instruments used to detect biological, chemical, biochemical or physical events from samples in a microplate. This i ...

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Liquid Handlers

PerkinElmer has been providing liquid handling solutions for over 40 years. A pioneer and innovator in this industry, we offer a comprehensive lineup of robotic ...

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