Participating in a COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

By: Amelia Gibson, PhD, MBA, Senior Director of Product Licensing at Kerafast and Absolute Antibody It’s rare that one gets to participate in something as historic and globally impactful as the development of a COVID-19 vaccine. While I know little about vaccine development and no longer do any benchwork, I knew that I could contribute 

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10 Unique Reagents that Helped Advance Research in 2020

Here at Kerafast, our company mission is to facilitate access to unique reagents developed by academic laboratories worldwide on behalf of the scientific community. Together with our providing investigators, we work to distribute reagents that might otherwise have been sitting unused in laboratory freezers to researchers committed to furthering scientific progress. The COVID-19 outbreak made 

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Kerafast Recognized by BioNTech for Support in Developing a COVID-19 Vaccine

BioNTech recently published an announcement expressing gratitude to its employees and various partners who have assisted the company in developing a successful COVID-19 vaccine. The BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine has been shown to be 95% effective in preventing COVID-19 and it has received emergency use authorizations from more than 45 countries around the world. Kerafast is very 

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Lab Manager Contest Winners Announced!

The winners are in! This holiday season we invited you to nominate your lab manager to be featured in our upcoming newsletter, social media channels and blog. The winners were randomly selected for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card plus $250 for their lab! We’re happy to announce the winners of the lab 

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First Report of Immortal DNA Strands in Human Stem Cells

Our partner Asymmetrex recently published a research report verifying the presence of immortal DNA strands in human tissue stem cells. The human liver stem cells used in the study were developed using Asymmetrex’s patented SACK tissue stem cell expansion technology, and they are available to researchers worldwide via the Kerafast catalog. Before the new paper, published 

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Lab Manager Nomination Contest

Nominate Your Lab Manager! Do you know an outstanding lab manager deserving recognition? This holiday season we invite you to nominate your lab manager to be featured in our upcoming newsletter, social media channels and blog. The winners will be randomly selected for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card plus $250 for their 

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Rapid Changes in Biomarker of Inflammation May Be a Key Predictor of COVID-19 Outcomes

Predicting the course of a COVID-19 patient’s disease after hospital admission is essential to improving treatment. Researchers at Brigham and Women’s hospital (BWH) analyzed 100 COVID-19 patients’ levels of inflammation, known to be associated with severity of illness, by looking at C-reactive protein (CRP) levels. Their results published in Cell Reports Medicine, showed that an increase 

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