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Fall 2021 Biotech Symposium: Synthetic Antibodies- The Emerging Field of “Aptamers” in Diagnostics and Drug Discovery (Internships available at Aptagen)

October 18 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

An aptamer (also known as a synthetic antibody) is a stable DNA, RNA, or peptide ligand that binds with high affinity and specificity to targets such as small molecules, peptides, proteins, biomarkers, cells, and tissues. Unlike the traditional antibody, aptamers have impressive specificities against target antigens, thereby eliminating cross-reactivity with closely related targets and avoiding false-positive results. Presented by G. Thomas Caltagirone, President and CEO, Aptagen.