A new virulent virus emerged in 2019 and was discovered to be a novel SARS Coronavirus. This severe acute respiratory syndrome is a disease which has quickly spread around the world, killing thousands of people and causing unprecedented chaos across all continents.
The name Covid 19 comes from the word Corona, from the Latin word for crown, so-called because the virus resembles crown-shaped spikes when seen under a microscope. The “vi” comes from the word “virus” and the “d” for “disease”. The Covid 19 infection is spread mainly through respiratory droplets from one person to another person.
How serum can help scientists discover treatments and answers about Covid 19
Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) is crucially important for scientific research. This nutrient supplement contains growth factors and very few antibodies. FBS is used in laboratories as a medium because it keeps cells alive so that they divide, grow, and can be studied as they evolve.
FBS is also very useful for other scientific purposes.
FBS is important in the viral transport medium. Clinical samples of the virus are collected for study, then placed in a transport medium before shipping to a laboratory. FBS can be used in the medium as a protective substance to maintain the virus’s viability while transported.
FBS and stem cells are culture therapeutic treatments that may be a viable and successful treatment for patients suffering from acute or chronic lung damage as a result of a COVID-19 infection.
FBS is important in vaccine development. Molecules for the vaccine are grown in cell culture systems that require serum to maintain a suitable environment.
Atlas Biologicals is committed to supporting researchers making discoveries about and developing treatments for COVID-19. The world is united in finding a treatment, and hopefully a vaccine for the disease; our work has never been more important. With this in mind, we have implemented precautionary procedures to ensure our supply chain remains intact and our product remains at the highest standards.