Learn how Sciomics supports COVID-19 research

 

Accelerated research is the best opportunity to increase the understanding of COVID-19 disease and efficiently fighting the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Testing multiple proteins in parallel accelerates your research and enables in-depth insights regarding the underlying molecular mechanisms.

 

Learn here how multiplex protein profiling can support your COVID-19 research. All information is also available as a pdf.

 

 

   Immune Response Profiling & Biomarker Discovery

> Immune Response Profiling

Explore how the immune system reacts to a SARS-CoV-2 infection in different age groups, risk groups and certain individuals. Are there common mechanisms which can be used for preventing severe disease ?  A parallel profiling of 121 cytokines / chemokines and 141 cell surface markers can provide novel insights. Such analyses are possible from patient samples (plasma / serum), cell culture as well as animal models.

> Disease Severity biomarkers for COVID-19

Discover new biomarkers for COVID-19 patient stratification, early prevention and improvement of disease management by multiplex screens from plasma or serum samples.
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> Outcome Prediction after positive SARS-CoV-2 test

Identify risk factors and correlating protein biomarkers indicating severe COVID-19 progression for improved disease management.
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    Development of therapeutics against COVID-19

> Benchmarking of Therapeutics & Drug Repurposing

Accelerate your COVID-19 research by assessing pathway activity, early toxicology and mechanisms of action for an efficient benchmarking of compounds or drug repurposing candidates.
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> Therapy Response biomarkers

Identify predictive biomarkers for your COVID-19 drug candidate to stratify responders from non-responders
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   Development of vaccines against SARS-CoV-2

> SARS-CoV-2 vaccine development

In-depth analysis of responses to vaccine candidates from animal and patient samples. Analyses are possible from plasma / serum samples or from purified immune cells.
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> Profiling of animal models

Characterize response in different model organisms (mouse, rat and more) for your SARS-CoV-2 vaccine development
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> Screening of viral SARS-CoV-2 epitopes

Analyse the antibody response to different vaccine candidates in animal models and patients using plasma/serum samples.
Analyse serum samples from COVID-19 patients to identify highly immunogenic epitopes.

 

   Assays available

scioCD - 121 cytokines and 141 CD cell surface markers for immune profiling

Parallel profiling of 121 cytokines / chemokines and 141 CD cell surface markers from plasma/serum, immune cells or tissue samples.

scioDiscover - screening of 1,300 proteins in parallel

The protein panel for biomarker discovery on plasma/serum, cell or tissue samples include

  • inflammatory mediators
  • immune checkpoint molecules
  • immune cells markers
  • soluble proteins
  • membrane/receptor proteins
  • intracellular proteins

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scioPhospho - combined phosphorylation and expression profiling of 1,300 proteins

Combine a scioDiscover screen with information on phosphorylation status for all 1,300 proteins in one assay. Typical applications are mode-of-action studies, pathway activity profiling or mechanistic understanding of disease as well as therapeutic response.
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Common assay specifications

  • Minimal sample amount required (20 µL plasma/serum, 500,000 cells, 10mg of tissue)
  • Complete analysis service from sample to study report
  • All assays can be complemented by a SARS-CoV-2 proteome wide peptide array < more information >

 

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News

New article | Anti-cancer activity and mechanism of action of metformin in endometrial cancer cells

| March 2021 | Scientists at Heidelberg University Hospital characterized the protein profile response of an endometrial cell line to Metformin treatment and hyperinsulinemia  with our scioDiscover platform:

"The presented data helps identify potential targets affected by metformin treatment in EC and allows for a better understanding of the mechanism of action of the biguanide drug’s anti-cancer activity.

With the presented data, we contribute to a better understanding of the anti-cancer activity of metformin as well as its underlying mechanism of action in EC cells."

Lange, C. et al. (2021) ‘Changes in protein expression due to metformin treatment and hyperinsulinemia in a human endometrial cancer cell line’, PLoS ONE 16(3):e0248103. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0248103 

New article | Selective elimination of immunosuppressive T cells in patients with multiple myeloma

| Feb 2021 | Scientists at Heidelberg University Hospital used our scioCD  platform to profile CD8+SLAMF7+ cell cultures:

"High throughput screening of 351 different cytokines and immune proteins in the supernatants of the T cells cultures revealed strong upregulation of IL-6, IL-8, both vital survival factors for myeloma cells, and CXCL5, a chemokine that could enhance the frequency of CD4 Treg, in the cultures containing CD8+SLAMF7+ cells. IL-2 and IL-5 were upregulated in the control cultures without CD8+SLAMF7+ T cells, highlighting a more activated state in the control group and suggestion IL-6 and IL-8 as potential effector cytokines for the suppressive CD8+SLAMF7+ T cells."

Awwad, M. H. S. et al. (2021) ‘Selective elimination of immunosuppressive T cells in patients with multiple myeloma’, Leukemia, pp. 1–14. doi: 10.1038/s41375-021-01172-x.

 

New article | Analysis of the Differential Gene and Protein Expression Profiles of Corneal Epithelial Cells Stimulated with Alternating Current Electric Fields

| Feb 2021 | Scientists at Rostock University Medical Center used our scioCD  platform to Corneal Epithelial Cells stimulated with Alternating Current Electric Fields:

"Analysis of the protein array data revealed that the treatment of cells with AC EFs altered the expression of various protein products ... revealed activation of various diverse cellular signaling pathways in which TNF, MAPK, IL17, and PI3K-Akt signaling pathways were significantly impacted ..."

B. S. Kowtharapu et. al., „Analysis of the Differential Gene and Protein Expression Profiles of Corneal Epithelial Cells Stimulated with Alternating Current Electric Fields“, Genes, Bd. 12, Nr. 2, Art. Nr. 2, Feb. 2021, doi: 10.3390/genes12020299.

 

New article | BET-Inhibitor I-BET762 and PARP-Inhibitor Talazoparib Synergy in Small Cell Lung Cancer Cells

| Dec 2020 | Scientists at University of Sassari used our scioPhospho  platform to to analyse the synergy of BET and PARP inhibition in Small Cell Lung Cancer Cells:

"Among the I-BET762-associated and combination-associated differentially expressed proteins, 150 were common to both treatment conditions. ... Ranking I-BET762-associated and combination-associated DEPs by their differential expression revealed CHEK2 and PTEN to be among the top-downregulated proteins, whose deficiencies have been associated with HR defects and increased PARPi sensitivity. "

Fiorentino, F. P. et al. (2020) ‘BET-Inhibitor I-BET762 and PARP-Inhibitor Talazoparib Synergy in Small Cell Lung Cancer Cells’, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 21(24). doi: 10.3390/ijms21249595.

 

New article | Activated Eosinophils Exert Antitumorigenic Activities in Colorectal Cancer

| Jan 2019 | In the article, scientists at Tel Aviv University used our scioDiscover platform to analyse tumor-associated eosinophils in colorectal cancer. The full article is published in Cancer Immunology Research.

 

Testimonials

Dr. Joachim Lupberger 

Institute for Viral and Liver Disease, Inserm U1110, University of Strasbourg, LabEx HepSYS, Strasbourg, France

"Our lab is focusing on the identification of minimal-invasive biomarkers for liver disease progression. A challenge of our humanized animal models for liver disease is the low volume of blood samples available, which did not pose any problem for the analysis. I was pleased by the prompt, friendly, and uncomplicated contact and was impressed by the results and the thorough report we received. The overall quality was excellent, which made us to continue using the service of Sciomics for follow-up projects analyzing patient material."

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 Prof. Dr. Andreas Weigert 

Goethe-University Frankfurt, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biochemistry I, Frankfurt, Germany

"We were under considerable time pressure to gain comprehensive information about cytokine/chemokine levels in a mouse model of self-resolving inflammation. To add to our misery, we had only a small number of biological replicates to run the analyses. Thankfully, the team at Sciomics were able to come to our rescue by providing a very prompt analysis, without neglecting to properly communicate the procedure, potential caveats and other details. The whole process was a very satisfying experience, rather like working with committed colleagues than with a company, and we got great data out of the project. I do happily recommend working with Sciomics for targeted proteomics analyses."

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