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Infectious Disease & Vaccine Development

Through our work around infectious diseases and vaccine development, at Cerba Research we’re setting the standards to protect the world.  

Providing-world class operational expertise, logistical infrastructure, and the scientific rigour needed to effectively characterize, research, and treat infectious diseases as they emerge

We deploy an expert global team who can utilize their experience, knowledge, and the best technologies available to accelerate clinical trials to ultimately reduce the burden of infectious disease. We do this empowered by our people, science, and technology and infrastructure. 

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Our joint strengths, capabilities, and increased laboratory capacity has created a comprehensive service offering for all our customers. Greater breadth of scientific expertise and leadership, best in class logistics and access to over 1000 labs across five continents. From early stage pre-clinical work including animal modelling and in vitro diagnostics to large scale phase 2/3 trials, as well as post-marketing studies. Our combined expertise in assay development and biomarker strategies will accelerate therapy and vaccine development.

A unique footprint in South Africa

Our South African facilities and capabilities have been established for over 25 years. With offices in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg we are uniquely positioned to respond to emerging trends in Infectious Disease, on the African continent.  Collaborating with Government Health Agencies, Not for Profit, and Clinical Research Organisations from routine testing to specialized testing includes:

  • Safety Laboratory
  • PBMC Processing
  • Speciality Molecular Testing
  • Tuberculosis P3 Laboratory
  • Biobanking Facility

Our People

Our global team has extensive infectious disease experience with dedicated project management capabilities. We pride ourselves on being client-focused, proactive and transparent with scientist to scientist communication. We work hard to understand your challenges and tailor solutions to your scientific questions. 


Our scientific capabilities are vast. They cover, but are not limited to., speciality testing cutting edge assay development, virology and molecular testing. pre-clinical including invitro/animal modelling NGS Molecular diagnostics and molecular biology, and technology transfer of assays. We also offer a full suite of virology, immunology, molecular and customized assays and have a track record in influenza, SARS-CoV-2, RSV, HBV, Ppolio, HPV, CMV serology microbiome analysis, and cell-mediated immunity assay including flow cytometry with intracellular cytokine staining. 

Logistics & Process

Our logistics and processes support spans BSL3 & BSL2 facilities, GAP III compliant polio facilities, our network of processing Labs across 5 continents USA, and biobanking and biospecimen solutions to facilitate IVD registration and assay development. We also have the largest global PBMC & processing laboratory network with state of the art processing, ensuring the highestquality expertise in building bespoke virology test kits and providing training to end users 

Infectious Disease Highlights

We’re part of operation Warp Speed NIH contract and have supported not for profit organisations & government vaccine trials conducted by the Africa CEPI Alliance. 

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Part of Operation Warp Speed

Working with Government & Not-For-Profit Organizations

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Deep operational expertise conducting clinical trials in Africa

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Patient Identification

Supporting RWE and Epidemiology studies

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Reach out to our experts and see how we can help you advance your clinical trial in the field of infectious diseases and vaccine development

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