NeoVentures was formed as an aptamer development company in June of 2002, and founded on a very simple principle. Businesses that create real sustainable value for their clients succeed. This does not always seem to be case as we have all seen biotechnology companies that… Read More »Why has NeoVentures succeeded as an Aptamer development company?
We recently asked which of the following applications cannot be done with aptamers? The results were overwhelmingly in favor of one choice: We can go through each option to see how aptamers are indeed able to be used in diagnostics, therapeutics, and drug discovery but… Read More »What Cannot Be Done with Aptamers?
NeoVentures is pleased to announce the successful completion of a project with a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company resulting in the development of aptamers as tools for high throughput biomanufacturing of drugs. The key advantage of aptamers in this type of application is the capacity to… Read More »Aptamers for Biomanufacturing of Drugs
In our “What is an aptamer” blog, we described that aptamers are synthetically made, single-stranded DNA or RNA molecules. There are inherent differences between DNA and RNA when found naturally. DNA is typically a double-stranded biomolecule composed of A, T, C, and G bases. RNA… Read More »DNA vs RNA Aptamers
Currently, at NeoVentures, we believe that there is no concrete answer to the question if aptamers are better than antibodies. We have thoughts on why aptamers would be more useful in specific cases, but there just isn’t the same amount of literature available yet on… Read More »Are Aptamers Better than Antibodies?
Aptamers are selected from large libraries of random sequences, thus aptamers themselves are not designed but the libraries that they are selected from are. The standard method of aptamer design has been for SELEX selection. This involves a synthetic library with a random region flanked… Read More »Aptamer Libraries – What is Neomers?
We thought that the World Cup was a timely icon for this blog series. This will be a blog series because there are so many reasons why we are the best aptamer company. What are they? You own the aptamers, no royalties. Innovative NEOMER aptamer… Read More »Why is NeoVentures the Best Aptamer Company for Your Needs?
What determines the binding capacity of an aptamer? Our poll results indicate that……… Nature of the target The peptide bond Nucleotide staking free energy Van der Waals forces Let’s go through the options one by one to determine the correct answer. b) The Peptide Bond. It… Read More »What Determines the Binding Capacity of an Aptamer?
Antibody Binding vs. Aptamer Binding The immune system has developed very effective screening methods for eliminating antibodies that bind even weakly to self targets such as serum albumin and IgG. Aptamer selection is done outside the body, on the bench which provides many advantages but implicit… Read More »How We Avoid Self-Recognition with Aptamers
Did you see our poll on LinkedIn? If not, check it out here! Our answer to this poll will be short and sweet: Sugars are molecules that have a generic formula of CnH2nOn. They can be described as polyhydroxy compounds containing one ether bond. Most… Read More »Can Aptamers Bind to Sugar Molecules?