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Research and industry are increasingly exploiting the potential of aptamers. As well as their application in research, medical diagnosis and treatment, aptamers are also interesting as a basis for biosensors for use in environmental analysis because their characteristics enable them to identify and bind target molecules as surely as a key fits a lock. In a new book, researchers at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) describe the methods used to obtain aptamers. A newly-approved project aims to develop new nanostructured biosensors to measure harmful substances in water.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-05-05 15:02:31
Description Research and industry are increasingly exploiting the potential of aptamers. As well as their application in research, medical diagnosis and treatment, aptamers are also interesting as a basis for biosensors for use in environmental analysis because their characteristics enable them to identify and bind target molecules as surely as a key fits a lock. In a new book, researchers at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) describe the methods used to obtain aptamers. A newly-approved project aims to develop new nanostructured biosensors to measure harmful substances in water.
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Source R & D Magazine
Keyword Biosensors, Research and Development, Aptamers, Environmental monitoring, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology
Date Of Record Creation 2009-05-05 14:56:54
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Date Last Modified 2009-11-18 16:01:13
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-05-05 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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