Immune Function Research
The need to understand basic principles of immune function has become increasingly relevant to researchers and clinicians as the immunopathogenesis of a large variety of human diseases has been elucidated.
The immune system plays an important role in protecting the body against foreign viral and bacterial infections. When this system malfunctions, the same immune cells that once defended the body against foreign pathogens can cause a number of auto-immune and inflammatory disorders capable of affecting numerous other body systems - disorders such as arthritis, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, and inflammatory bowel disease.
The immune system changes throughout life. As people age, the immune system becomes less effective and less able to distinguish self from non-self. As a result, autoimmune disorders become more common. Researchers are working hard to understand the nature of the immune system and its various forms of malfunction in order to explore potential therapeutic targets.
As a leader in analytical and bioanalytical immune function research, and the development and commercialization of technologies for cellular imaging and microplate detection, we can meet your need for physiologically- and biologically-relevant cell-based assays to support your research into the function of the human immune system. Please select among the links below to learn how.