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SARS-CoV-2 probes and other COVID-19 research reagents

Researching virus detection

Custom SARS-CoV-2 qPCR panels »

Primers and probes made to your specifications in purity and scale.

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We can accommodate custom requests for your SARS-CoV-2 experiments.

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SARS-CoV-2 Research Use Only Primer and Probe Sets »

IDT offers a wide array of primer and probe sets, as well as plasmid controls, for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 (2019-nCoV). Primers and probes are manufactured in a template-free environment and certified template-free to cycle 45 by NTC testing.

Primers and probes for the Charité/Berlin protocol »

Collaborators from Charité–Universitätsmedizin Berlin Institute of Virology, German Centre for Infection Research, Tib-Molbiol, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, and other entities designed an assay and published an RT-PCR protocol for the detection of SARS-CoV-2. IDT manufactures RUO primers and probes to sequences that are identical to sequence constructs for this assay.

Luminex ARIES® SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR primers and probes »

Luminex Corporation has designed an RT-PCR assay for the detection of SARS-CoV-2. IDT manufacturers RUO primers and probes identical to published sequences for this assay.

Vaccine development

Genes & gene fragments »

Advances in gene synthesis mean that subunit vaccines can be developed quickly from one or more antigen-presenting viral genes or peptide sequences, which circumvents the need for scientists to handle live and potentially dangerous pathogens, and eliminates the time needed to clone DNA fragments.

Use IDT double-stranded DNA fragments to create synthetic proteins designed as safe reagents for vaccine research. IDT offers 3 convenient options: linear gBlocks Gene Fragments, eBlocks Gene Fragments, or Custom Genes cloned into vectors. These are available in varying lengths and synthesis scales. Start your order, and we will help you choose the format that best fits your needs. IDT Gene and gene fragments are manufactured to ISO 9001:2015 (RUO) and ISO 13485:2016 (GMP).

Virus Research

NGS solutions »

Targeted next generation sequencing (NGS) can quickly and accurately generate genomic data for viral infection identification, virus genome analysis, and surveillance of virus mutations. To meet the urgent demand for COVID-19 research tools, we are partnering with our customers to offer new target enrichment products featuring high performance and accuracy, with a variety of customizations and scales.

Cas13 guide RNAs »

We can help with your Cas13 guide RNA needs. With fast turnaround, customizable scales and modifications, and multiple sizes in tubes or plates, we’re ready to support the detection of RNA viruses, such as SARS-CoV-2.

Affinity Plus™ ASOs »

Our Affinity Plus (locked nucleic acid) antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) are perfect reagents for knocking down SARS-CoV-2 gene expression for functional assessment or your research dedicated towards the development of potential treatments for COVID-19.


Official IDT responses

For media inquiries about IDT’s role in the fight against COVID-19, please contact:

IDT Public Relations,
Anna Blyth,
Iris Shaffer,

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