Bill Jackson Ph.D. discusses aptamers and aptamer selection, the differences between aptamers and antibodies, aptamer advantages, aptamer development at Base Pair, and data for a wide range of aptamer-based applications in research, diagnostics, and therapeutics.
Bill Jackson Ph.D. and CSO at Base Pair Biotechnologies was interviewed for an article in International Innovation, Health Partnership, the leading global dissemination resource for the wider scientific, technology and research communities. The article entitled “Apt Aptamer Technology” on page 100 of the August 2013 issue explores how aptamers are proving an effective alternative to conventional immunization and information on Base Pair’s patented approach to custom aptamer development.
Aptamers and Their Potential Applications
This white paper encapsulates published aptamer applications and highlights a few of the successful Base Pair aptamer projects. Since aptamers were first described, they have been employed in almost every aspect of molecular biology and biosensing, particularly wherever antibodies have been traditionally used. Please download this white paper on various (non-exhaustive) applications of aptamers. The white paper details numerous demonstrated successes of aptamers when used for:
- Lateral flow assays
- Western blotting
- Flow cytometry
- Therapeutics and drug delivery including siRNA
Aptamer Handling & Storage
Specific buffers and re-folding procedures are recommended for optimal aptamer stability and performance. Download the Aptamer Best Practices: Handling & Storage Guide to learn more.