Applied Biosystems Solutions for Infectious Disease Research

Applied Biosystems solutions have the answers to big infectious disease questions

Applied Biosystems solutions bring gold-standard technology for microbial identification and highly qualified in-house expertise together with global supply chain reliability and speed of response to empower your infectious disease research. We deliver the focused, end-to-end workflow solutions you need to go out and find the answers to your biggest genomic questions.

Using digital PCR to understand SARS-CoV-2

When the pandemic hit in 2020, virologist and associate professor Efrem Lim knew it made sense to focus his lab’s work on tracking the mutation of the virus. Watch his story and learn about how the QuantStudio Absolute Q Digital PCR System helps him target specific mutations in the virus’s spike protein.

Customer spotlights

Veron Ramsuran

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Veron Ramsuran, PhD, is using epigenetics to learn more about what makes certain people more susceptible to infectious diseases such as HIV and SARS-CoV-2.

Aayushi Uberoi

Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Pennsylvania

Aayushi Uberoi, PhD, is exploring the new frontier of the skin microbiome, and its potential for preventing the spread of infections.

Sinaye Ngcapu

Senior Scientist

Dr. Ngcapu is studying the link between vaginal microbiota and HIV infection, in order to help reduce rates of HIV in South African women.

Luther King Abia Akebe

Associate Professor
University of KwaZulu-Natal

As a Professor of Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Akebe wants to close the loop in understanding how infections are passed between the environment, animals and humans.

Satish Pillai

Senior Investigator, Vitalant Research Institute
Professor, UCSF

Dr. Pillai is trying to unravel some of the biggest challenges still facing researchers when it comes to developing a cure for HIV.

Gúbio Soares

Federal University of Bahia

The first scientist to identify the Zika virus in Brazil, Gúbio Soares discusses his journey to the forefront of virology in his home country.

Featured blog posts

SARS-CoV-2 surveillance

Sanger sequencing presents a cost-efficient and scalable solution to SARS-CoV-2 variant surveillance.


Monitoring viral strains

Various methods exist for the surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 variants. Our field guide for variant identification helps break them down.

RT-PCR and vaginal microbiota

Using real-time PCR techniques along with microorganism-specific TaqMan Assays enables rapid and accurate detection and categorization of microorganisms involved in bacterial vaginosis, aerobic vaginitis and vaginal candidiasis.

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