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Featured Product Weekly: SARS-CoV-2 Sandwich ELISA Kits

Posted by Dennis Miao on Jul 1, 2020 12:59:42 PM

Over these past few months, we here at ABclonal have been working diligently to continue supplying necessary reagents to researchers, clinicians, and companies worldwide to facilitate their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. In direct support of that goal, we’re proud to introduce our new, comprehensive line of SARS-CoV-2 ELISA kits.

 

The Origins of the Beloved Guinea Pig in Research

Posted by Dennis Miao on Jun 24, 2020 6:20:46 PM

On a bit of a lighter note this week, let’s take a dive into the origins of the beloved Guinea pig and their often overlooked role in the development of some major breakthroughs in the field of medical research.

A Closer Look at Asymptomatic COVID-19 Cases

Posted by Dennis Miao on Jun 22, 2020 3:01:18 PM

As we’ve seen over these past few months, a SARS-CoV-2 infection can result in widely different manifestations and severities in the subsequent course of the disease it causes, COVID-19. Many of those infected by SARS-CoV-2 experience a mild to severe illness, with symptoms that include fever, shortness of breath, cough, and fatigue that appear roughly 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. On the other hand, some individuals infected with the virus will remain asymptomatic. 

New COVID-19 Development: Screening of Characteristic Proteins and Metabolites as a Predictor for COVID-19 Severity in Patients

Posted by Zofia Qiu on Jun 10, 2020 1:39:58 PM

The novel coronavirus has spread rapidly around the world, with confirmed infection cases having reached more than six million. The average mortality rate of those infected is estimate to be around 6%. The sudden outbreak and particularly rapid spread of the novel coronavirus have required researchers worldwide to double down on investigative efforts against COVID-19 in order to develop a treatment and vaccine as soon as possible.

A Closer Look at COVID-19 Treatment and Vaccine Development

Posted by Dennis Miao on Jun 3, 2020 5:21:53 PM

With troves of information and developments coming out daily from the various companies and researchers developing vaccines and potential treatments for COVID-19, it can certainly feel overwhelming to keep track of everything. This compilation of information should help you catch up on, and navigate recent developments in the fight against COVID-19.

Breaking the Bad: An Introduction to Proteinase K

Posted by Dennis Miao on May 27, 2020 3:44:20 PM

As you may have surmised from the title of this article, Proteinase K (also known as protease K or endopeptidase K) shares many functional similarities to the protagonist of the iconic TV show, Breaking Bad. Much like Walter White, Proteinase K is incredibly versatile in its applications, while remaining relatively unassuming and overlooked at times. Unlike the chemistry teacher gone rogue, however, its properties can be channeled for good.