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The Aucoin Research Group is focused on complex biologics. Biologics are biological products i.e. products that are derived from living organisms or are the organisms themselves. More specifically, our group focuses on cell culture, growing populations of individual cells that are either themselves the products or that make a specific type of protein, nucleic acid, lipid or combination thereof.

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Since the onset of the 2020 COVID19 pandemic, our lab has directed all of our efforts towards research that could help in these trying times. To do this:

  • we have increased our efforts to make a suspension Vero cell line;
  • we are building a phage-based dual modality vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2;
  • we are investigating the susceptibility of coronaviruses to ultra-violet (UV);
  • we are enabling¬†enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) based technologies towards an immunity passport;
  • we are supporting local and regional companies test their technologies with coronaviruses.