Expanding the Available Target Range for New Drugs and Diagnostics with Aptamers

In this roundtable discussion, an expert panel will discuss why aptamer sensor technology is ready to replace antibody-based diagnostic platforms.

The Scientist Creative Services Team
May 3, 2022

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From hitting new therapeutic targets to developing new diagnostic methods, aptamers are bringing much-needed solutions to drug and diagnostic development. With existing technologies covering less than 30 percent of the human proteome, there is an unmet need for biomolecular recognition in the drug target space. Aptamers are single-stranded oligonucleotides that bind a wide range of proteins with high affinity and specificity, similar to antibodies. Because of their versatility, scientists are developing aptamers to perform a variety of functions, such as binding to drug targets and acting as point-of-care and wearable biosensors.

In this roundtable event brought to you by Aptamer Group, experts from academia, industry and healthcare will discuss the need for aptamers in drug and diagnostic development, highlighting the pros and cons of working with this technology and its approach to the market across therapeutic, diagnostic and bioprocessing sectors.

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Moderator:

Sejal Davla, PhD
Assistant Science Editor
The Scientist


Meet the Panel:

Netz Arroyo, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences
Joint Faculty, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Member, Institute for Nanobiotechnology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Jonathan Royce, MS
Chief Executive Officer
Bio-Works Technologies


Daniel Wiseman, MD
Oglesby Leukaemia Research Group, Division of Cancer Sciences
Department of Haematology, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
The University of Manchester

David Bunka, PhD
Chief Technological Officer
Aptamer Group


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