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
The use of the traditional SELEX method for aptamer development has led to the identification of aptamers that bind to a wide diversity of targets. However, there has been limited success with aptamers in therapeutic and diagnostic applications. A key advantage of aptamer development over… Read More »Announcing The Future of Aptamers: Neomers
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?
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 »How do Aptamers and Antibodies Work?