Infectious disease research covers a broad range of topics including microbial pathogenesis, epidemiology, immunology, and antimicrobial drug and vaccine development. Promega supplies many basic molecular biology reagents that are used extensively by researchers studying these disease processes. These products include genomic DNA, plasmid DNA and RNA extraction kits, sequencing reagents, cell health assays, cloning enzymes, and PCR systems.
In addition to these routine molecular tools, luminescence technologies such as firefly and NanoLuc® luciferase reporters and HiBiT protein tagging and detection system have found extensive application in the study of viral diseases. The small size of the Nanoluc® luciferase reporter and HiBiT tag make them particularly useful in small viral genomes, and the bright luminescence signal generated makes it possible to gain sensitivity in detecting viral activity in cells and organisms.