In this blog series we will provide a comprehensive review of how aptamers work by comparing and contrasting them with antibodies. We consider antibodies to be equivalent to aliens and aptamers are our heroes, the cowboys, and of course we all know that the cowboys… Read More »Aptamers vs Antibodies Part 1: Cowboys and Aliens
The relationship between structure and function is pretty obvious in a lot of engineering projects. Clearly the same is true for aptamers. The functionality of an aptamer is based entirely on it’s structure. In this series of blogs we are going to reveal how we… Read More »Aptamer Structure Prediction
I love the confidence of those responding. Basically the winning category was that aptamers work great, they just have not been tried in enough applications. In my opinion, we should have provided a fifth option in this poll, All of the above… Successful monoclonal antibody… Read More »Why Have Aptamers Not Been More Successful in Therapeutics?
Thanks to all who participated in our poll on why aptamers have not been commercialized in diagnostic applications. The most popular response was platforms are designed for antibodies. I will avoid commenting on the vested interest of the Illuminati because I do not want to… Read More »Why Have Aptamers Not Been Commercialized in Diagnostic Applications?
This is the first of several blogs we will share on our new Neomer process. The image above can be compared to a dilemma in traditional aptamer selection: are the aptamers that are enriching the product of the selection process (I would vote for the… Read More »Advantages of the Neomer Selection Process: Overcoming Process Bias
Fabergé made the egg above on commission for Dr. Emanuel Nobel, nephew of Alfred Nobel. The surprise inside is a diamond encrusted platinum and rock crystal watch. The enduring value of Fabergé eggs is due to their beauty and the painstaking craftmanship of their production. … Read More »Custom Aptamers
SELEX has been the basic method for identifying aptamers for the last thirty years. It is time for an improvement. The key constraint implicit in the SELEX method is that it is not reproducible. Every time a new starting library is selected from a synthesized… Read More »The Neomer Selection Strategy – A Game Changing Innovation From NeoVentures.
The phoenix of mythology arises from the ashes of its predecessor. This seems like a very intriguing phenomena, but strikes me as difficult to control in a commercial application. Yet, we keep getting asked whether this is necessary for aptamers to work. Do aptamers need… Read More »No to Denaturation of Aptamers for Commercial Applications
Electrical impedance spectroscopy is an approach to measuring the modulation of the surface of an electrode as a result of the binding of a target molecule with an aptamer without labeling the aptamer with a redox moiety such as methylene blue. In this approach we… Read More »Electrochemistry and Aptamers IV
Square waves happen in the ocean when waves in different directions cross each other. They are beautiful but dangerous for swimmers. Square wave voltammetry is similar but I think definitely less dangerous. I will use an incomprehensible introductory sentence and then deconstruct this in order… Read More »Square Wave Voltammetry (SWV) Used in Diagnostic Applications with Aptamers