While only a small fraction of visitors to our website have responded to our survey over the course of 8 months, we thought we would share these rather interesting results with the aptamer community (CLICK ON IMAGE FOR LARGER VERSION):
Of course, we are not extremely surprised by the top answer to the second question above. Thus, we and others are attempting to educate the scientific community regarding the rather unique business and intellectual property situation that surrounded aptamer technology for the last 20 years. Now that major intellectual property surrounding aptamer discovery is off-patent, we encourage potential customers to consider the many advantages of aptamers over antibodies in their new developmental work.
Thank you for your interest, and please help us improve our survey results by adding your answers to our poll questions at right. Also, please join our mailing list to receive future information on our services and the aptamer field as a whole.