Bruker contributes to major breakthrough in understanding and predicting Long COVID

BILLERICA, Massachusetts – February 02, 2022 – In a major breakthrough in Long COVID research the University of Cambridge (UK) and the Australian National Phenome Center (ANPC) have been using Bruker’s 600 MHz Avance III HD NMR spectrometer (IVDr)* to gain new insights into the risk and progression of Long COVID. Recently published research1 in Nature Immunology reveals distinct systemic recovery profiles over several months after infection with SARS-CoV-2. The paper also presents a new online predictive model that can determine the likelihood of individual patient disease courses and recovery.

For more information regarding the publication, refer to the press release by Murdoch University in Perth, Australia:

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*Bruker NMR instruments are for research use only and not intended for use in clinical diagnostic procedures

Prof. Jeremy Nicholson, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Health Services at Murdoch University, Perth, Australia, and Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Science

Since the outset of the pandemic, we have conducted research into the effects of the virus to understand its impact. Working with our strategic partner, Bruker, we have previously investigated metabolic and lipidomic markers to predict phenotypic recovery, developing modeling tools to eludicate the molecular pathways associated with metabolic abnormalities.2 In this next stage of our research, we have built upon this bank of knowledge to initiate the development a predictive model based on cellular and molecular parameters that can rapidly provide a composite signature predictive of systemic recovery, measured soon after disease onset.


  1. Helene Ruffieux, Aimee L. Hanson, Samantha Lodge, Nathan G. Lawler, Luke Whiley, Nicola Gray, Tui Nolan1, Laura Bergamaschi, Federica Mescia, Lorinda Turner, Aloka De Sa, Prasanti Kotagiri, Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease-National Institute of Health Research (CITIID-NIHR) COVID BioResource Collaboration, Nathalie Kingston, John R. Bradley, Elaine Holmes, Julien Wist, Jeremy K. Nicholson, Paul A. Lyons, Kenneth G.C. Smith, Sylvia Richardson, Glenn Bantug, Christoph Hess: A patient-centric modelling framework captures recovery from SARS-CoV-2 infection, Nature Immunology 2023.
  2. Holmes, E., Wist, J., Masuda, R., et al. “Incomplete Systemic Recovery and Metabolic Phenoreversion in Post-Acute-Phase Nonhospitalized COVID-19 Patients: Implications for Assessment of Post-Acute COVID-19 Syndrome,” J Proteome Res, 2021; 20: 3315-3329.

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