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Gregory Penner

Dr. Gregory Penner academic training was a blend of very practical plant breeding theory combined with molecular biology. He has used this blend of biology and mathematics to first develop and lead a cereal biotechnology research team with the government of Canada and subsequently as a global research leader with Monsanto Inc. He has been a thought leader in aptamer development globally for the last twenty years as CEO and President of NeoVentures.  He has led this company to financial stability without outside investment with an integrated approach to aptamer discovery and commercialization. In 2015, he co- founded a second company, NeoNeuro in Paris France, focused on an innovative approach to identify Aptamarkers for complex diseases. Connect with Dr. Penner on LinkedIn or for company updates, follow NeoVentures. Click here to get in touch with our team.

BIO-Europe 2022

I was just in Leipzig for the in-person portion of BIO-Europe 2022 that ran from October 24th to 26th. It is great to be back in person at BIO-Europe, the last event I was able to attend was in Hamburg in 2019. There were more… Read More »BIO-Europe 2022

The Aptamer Market

  • Aptamers

The aptamer market has been growing steadily as there has been increasing awareness of the advantages of aptamers in diagnostic and therapeutic platforms. It has been reported that the global aptamer marker has been forecasted to at least double in value over the next 5… Read More »The Aptamer Market

Diagram of aptamer shape fluctuation

Aptamer Design

The shape of an aptamer is very important for its binding affinity to the target. This is because the shape allows it to ‘fit’ into a target, but also orients the nucleotides involved in binding in a way that optimizes binding interactions. For aptamers to… Read More »Aptamer Design

What is An Aptamer?

Finding a diagnostic reagent that is right for a point-of-care application can be tricky due to the long list of obstacles that need to be overcome. The reagent needs to be shelf-stable, give reproducibly sensitive and selective results, be easy to synthesize, and most importantly,… Read More »What is An Aptamer?