Detect specific viruses and verify targets involved in the immunological response to viral infection
Given the recent SARS-CoV-2 crisis, researchers around the world are diligently working to gain a better understanding of virology, viral infections, and spread. With a comprehensive portfolio of real-time PCR (qPCR) assays covering the most common viruses causing infectious disease, Thermo Fisher Scientific will help you advance your virology research. Applied Biosystems TaqMan Gene Expression Assays include assays that detect specific viral strains and assays that quantitate the expression levels of immunology transcripts involved in the host response to viral infection.
Explore our TaqMan solutions for SARS-CoV-2 research
Many novel research papers have emerged focused on how SARS-CoV-2 enters human cells and how the immune system responds to the infection. These discoveries are critical to build the body of knowledge surrounding SARS-CoV-2 infection and the resulting COVID-19 disease. These studies can point to both vaccine development strategies and therapeutic approaches for treating COVID-19.
The TaqMan Assay portfolio contains solutions that go beyond just gene expression. The table below contains TaqMan Assay solutions for many of the genes implicated in SARS-CoV-2 infection. These solutions include gene expression, SNP genotyping, and copy number variation assays.
|Viral entry factors||Chemokines & receptors||Other targets|
|Cytokines||Pro-inflammatory and cytotoxic mediators|
Explore our TaqMan solutions for virology research
TaqMan Gene Expression Assay products
Search for a pre-designed TaqMan Assay for your viral species using the research tool below.
Here is a selection of our pre-designed TaqMan Assays for viral detection:
|Herpes simplex virus||HSV1||HSV2|
|Human BK virus||HBKV|
|Human immunodeficiency virus||HIV1||HIV2||HIV2|
|Human parainfluenza virus||hPIV1||hPIV2||hPIV3|
|Human T-cell lymphotropic virus||HTLV1||HTLV2||HTLV2|
|JC virus||JC virus|
|Simian virus 40||SV40|
|West Nile Virus||WNV||WNV|
TaqMan Array products
TaqMan Arrays are pre-spotted 96-well plates or 384-well microfluidic array cards, saving you the time of pipetting many assays into an empty plate. Just add your cDNA and master mix and you’re ready to go. Custom TaqMan Arrays allow you to choose exactly which targets you want to spot on your plate.
Configure Custom TaqMan Array plates (96-well standard 0.2 mL and fast 0.1 mL)
Configure Custom TaqMan Array cards (384-well)
Contact our Specialty TaqMan Plating team to inquire about Custom TaqMan 384-well plates.
For a selection of fixed content TaqMan Array products focused on immune profiling and pathways, please visit our immunology research page. These fixed content array products are inventoried with a minimum order quantity of 1 for plates and 4 for cards.
We also offer a variety of flexible content TaqMan Array products focused on targets known to be involved in the immunological response to viral infection. Flexible panels contain curated gene content, but you have the option to make changes before ordering. They are available in 96-well array plates (minimum order of 6 plates), 384-well array cards (minimum order of 10 cards), and OpenArray. To learn more, visit our TaqMan Flexible Content Panel webpage. Here is a selection of flexible panels related to viral infection:
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.