Case Studies

Aptamers are nucleic acid affinity reagents that have diagnostic, therapeutic, and basic research applications. They are short single stranded DNA or RNA molecules that can be selected for their binding ability to target molecules such as proteins. Aptamers offer advantages over many other molecular recognition tools in that they are chemically synthesizable, stable over a wide range of temperatures, can be used in vitro, and can be selected to carry out specific functions.

Detection of methamphetamine in a fast and reliable way would have great benefits to law enforcement and health care.