This blog starts with a portrait of Claude Louis Berthollet (1748 – 1872), who was the first to demonstrate and elaborate on the concept of chemical reversibility. As an aside, it should be noted that he accompanied Napoleon to Egypt and, along with Joseph Fourier,… Read More »The Concept of Chemical Reversibility and Implications for Commercial Aptamer Diagnostics
At NeoVentures we are global leaders in the development and application of chemistries that enable aptamer performance in diagnostic devices. Usually I start my blogs with a cultural analogy, sorry to disappoint with the adapter image this time. The reason for the analogy is to… Read More »Aptamer Chemistry Series II : The Adapter
Think about listening to great jazz, late at night in a quiet club. The saxophone riffs off a melody laid down by the trumpet and vice-versa back and forth. The complexity of the interacting sounds takes us away from the expected melody in eddies drifting… Read More »FRELEX : Enabling diagnosis of complexes.
When we look at the night’s sky and see the moon, we could describe their relationship as a fixed binding event. In fact, this is a dynamic system where the earth, the moon and the sun play a role. The same as the earth and… Read More »Signal versus Noise IV: Binding affinity
Mariners knew that there were dangers in uncharted waters and those that wandered there may not come back. It is safe to work with aptamers in controlled buffers and many papers have been published detailing how well they work close to the shore where maps… Read More »Signal Versus Noise II
Signal versus noise is not only the core basis of the development of diagnostic devices but the core basis of all scientific questions. This may be the core question of our individual existence as a brief scream against the silence of the universe, but that… Read More »Signal versus noise
At NeoVentures we are the global leaders in the identification of aptamers against viruses. We have developed aptamers against HIV, HCV, HSV, rhinovirus, and SARS-CoV-2 for a broad range of applications from neutralization of infection to diagnosis. Why aptamers for these applications? For neutralization of… Read More »Aptamers for virus infection , prevention and diagnosis
Why consider aptamers for therapeutic applications? There has only been one aptamer based therapeutic ever approved, Macugen (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pegaptanib) and the commercial sales for this treatment were not blockbuster… The biggest issue facing any therapeutic development effort is definitely the risk of failure, especially the risk… Read More »Why Consider Aptamers for therapeutic Applications ?
We have succeeded in developing high affinity and high specificity aptamers for both the spike protein (S1) and the nucleoprotein from SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). These aptamers have been characterized and are available for purchase. We are working with several partners globally to apply these aptamers in… Read More »NeoVentures Develops Aptamers for COVID-19
NeoVentures has successfully developed aptamers for both the spike protein and the nucleoprotein of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). Spike protein aptamers were developed against a recombinant S1 protein from the Wuhan strain expressed in HEK293 cells in order to maintain appropriate glycosylation, counter selection was performed against… Read More »Neo Ventures Announcement