COVID-19 Testing Efforts
We've been helping out with COVID-19 in the best way we know how - recombinant protein expression and purification! We've been working with other labs within IBB to develop/produce components for COVID-19 test kits, all while maintaining social distance.
We have produced Taq polymerase, Reverse Transcriptase, and RNAse A inhibitor in scales needed for thousands of RT-qPCR reactions that detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Some lab members have been featured in videos and Dr. Lieberman was interviewed by the local news.
Once we're back in the lab, we plan to keep up our efforts in producing more enzymes for these critical kits.