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LAMPIRE Biological Laboratories Fights Against Pandemic 

LAMPIRE Biological Laboratories, headquartered in Bucks County, supplies critical reagents to Fortune 100 biotech, pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies around the world. Together with their research and manufacturing partners, LAMPIRE is collaborating to discover solutions to the SARS COV2 pandemic.

LAMPIRE products and services are significant in the fight against the COVID pandemic in many different ways. LAMPIRE’s raw materials and reagents, such as Mouse IgG, and other purified proteins are being used for the manufacture of mass quantities of SARS CoV2 diagnostic tests. In addition, LAMPIRE’s line of Viral Transport Media is being used to store and transport COVID-19 patient specimens for evaluation. Finally, LAMPIRE team members are working with our research partners on polyclonal and monoclonal antibody development programs to develop antibodies for rapid tests that can have results in minutes.

Antibodies are proteins made by white blood cells that recognize, bind and neutralize pathogens during an immune response. Humans can have BILLIONS of different antibodies. When a person is exposed to something foreign (a pathogen) or an antigen (bacteria, virus, parasite, pollen and/or protein), our immune cells generate antibodies that are highly specific against that particular antigen. Those newly generated antibodies tag the intruding antigen for destruction. In the case of SARS CoV2, research has revealed, the Viral S-protein binds to human Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme 2 (ACE-2). In order to prevent infection, we must develop antibodies to block this interaction and destroy the virus.

LAMPIRE Biological Laboratories specializes in custom polyclonal and monoclonal antibody development, secondary antibodies, purified proteins, immunoglobulins, BSA, animal blood, tissues and organs, normal and disease state human serum and plasmas, viral transport media, cell culture media, cell culture bags and contract manufacturing. LAMPIRE is an ISO 13485 and AAALAC accredited US manufacturer of raw materials and reagents used for research, diagnostic and manufacturing around the world. Contact LAMPIRE at lampire@lampire.com to find out more.