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Virologists and Lung Disease Specialists Commission Bruker´s micro-CT for some of the World’s First in vivo COVID-19 Imaging Experiments

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Bruker's BioSpin PreClinical Imaging Division reports the use of the Bruker SkyScan 1278 in vivo micro-CT system at the KU Leuven, Belgium, to support COVID-19-focused research. This research will leverage the university's expertise in preclinical testing to study the efficacy of vaccine and drug candidates in COVID-19 infection models.

Cutting-Edge micro-CT Imaging Research Shines New Light on Mooted SARS-CoV-2 Treatments


Following the recent installation of Bruker's SkyScan 1278 in vivo micro-CT system, researchers at the KU Leuven, Belgium, have published pioneering research that provides information about the ongoing search for effective treatments against COVID-19. In some of the first in vivo imaging experiments on COVID-19 hamster models, the research group led by Prof. Johan Neyts and Professor Greetje Vande Velde at KU Leuven moved fast to develop a Syrian hamster model for the disease to test the effectiveness of three potential COVID-19 treatments, evaluated by µCT.

Antimicrobial Coatings Used to Reduce the Presence of Surface Germs are Monitored for Efficacy with Portable XRF Technology

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Allied BioScience develops innovative solutions to create cleaner human environments.  They began using Bruker's Handheld XRF in 2018 to develop methods and presented their findings to predict the efficacy of an antimicrobial surface coating utilizing X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy (XRF) at IDWeek 2019.

Bruker partners with ANPC to support major new frontline response to combat the COVID-19 threat

Bruker partners with ANPC to combat COVID-19 threat

The ANPC team, led by world-renowned phenomics pioneer and academician Professor Jeremy Nicholson, and working with the South Metropolitan Health Service COVID-19 Response Team and the broader Western Australian (WA) healthcare community, has launched a major research and diagnostics project to better understand and predict variation in COVID-19 severity and determine the complex genetic, environmental and lifestyle interactions that influence its pathogenicity in individuals. Later they will engage with clinical trials of novel antiviral agents and when available vaccines in order to predict responder/non-responder outcomes.

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Bruker MicroCT Systems Supporting Quality Control for Refurbished FFP Masks

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In the effort to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, Bruker is extremely proud that its instruments are being used to ensure quality levels of reprocessed filtering face pieces (FFP) commonly known as facemasks.

Metabolomics and Traditional Chinese Medicine in the treatment of viral pneumonia

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Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCMs) are widely used throughout the world in the prevention and treatment of viral pneumonia through the belief in their potential to boost the body's resistance to the pneumonia virus and modulate its immune response. Many viruses have established sophisticated mechanisms to interact with the host immune system.

Bruker is happy to be a partner and is encouraging scientists to join the the COVID-19 NMR initiative


The aim of COVID19-NMR is to determine RNA and protein structures of SARS-CoV-2 and to investigate the drugability of those structures by small molecules. Bruker is happy to provide measurement time on high performance NMR systems as well as sample automation capabilities to enhance productivity with scientists driving COVID-19 research from home.  

Plasma Metabolomics Shows Promise in H1N1 Influenza Pneumonia Diagnosis and Prognosis


Influenza remains the predominant viral cause of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in adults. The World Health Organization estimates that annual influenza epidemics result in about 3-5 million cases of severe illness and about 250,000 to 500,000 deaths worldwide.

Webinars related to COVID-19

Treatments of COVID-19: Old Drugs, New Tricks

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COVID-19 is a global pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. There is a huge worldwide effort underway to discover vaccines and new drugs, and to repurpose old drugs to treat this disease. This talk will discuss the drugs that are currently being used to treat COVID-19: remdesivir, chloroquine and the combination of lopinavir/ritonavir.

Speaker: Niamh O’Boyle, Trinity College, Dublin


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NMR Characterisation of Polysaccharide-Based Vaccines

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Polysaccharide-protein conjugate vaccines are among the safest and most successful vaccines developed during the last 30 years. Since the first semisynthetic chemical conjugate vaccine licensed in the 1980’s to protect human against Haemophilus influenzae type b infection, conjugate vaccines against Neisseria meningitidis and Streptococcus pneumoniae have been developed and registered using the same approach (i.e. bacterial growth to produce capsular polysaccharide antigen and chemical coupling to carrier protein).

Speaker: Francesco Berti, GSK Siena, Italy



Novel Method for Superior Lead Optimisation – Application to the Antiviral AZT

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Speaker: Armando Navarro, UFPE, Brazil




May 26 - Antibodies

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Speaker: Maurizio Muroni, AstraZeneca, Cambridge UK



September 08 - Biotherapeutic Proteins

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Speaker: Joan Malmstron, Novo Nordisk, Denmark