Spotlight: Senior Laboratory Technician, Amy Law

28 March 2017
Amy Law joined the Aptamer Group family in January as Senior Laboratory Technician; now she’s settled in we thought it would be a great time to catch up with her and see how she is getting on.
Hi Amy, how are you finding your new role here at Aptamer Group?
Hi, so far it has […]

Aptamer Group Update: Quarter 1

01 March 2017
Continued success and growth has enabled Aptamer Group to restructure its Scientific Operations team. Increasing interest in the development of aptamers against small molecule targets has led to the formation of a dedicated scientific team. This is in addition to the existing team focused on aptamer generation against larger targets (proteins, viruses, cells […]

AptaBind: Enabling Improved Protein Purification with Aptamer-Mediated Affinity Chromatography (AMAC)

8 February 2017
 Aptamer Technology Platform

Aptamers (short, synthetic DNA- or RNA-based molecules) are developed at Aptamer Group under strict laboratory conditions utilising our automated high-throughput selection platform. Aptamers have flexible, sequence specific structures that can form complimentary surfaces to all or part of their target. This structural synergy facilitates strong electrostatic, hydrogen bonding or stacking interactions […]

World AIDS Day

01 December 2016
World AIDS Day is held on the 1st of December of each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV. Around 100,000 are currently living with HIV in the UK and an estimated 35 million people suffer from HIV globally.

Ever since AIDS was first recognized in […]

Spotlight: Lab Automation Scientist, Stefan Sipika

24 November 2016

Stefan is our Lab Automation Scientist; he has worked in industry for a number of years and has brought his excellent skills and knowledge to Aptamer Group. This week we chat to him as our spotlight…

Hi Stefan, so tell us a little bit about your role here at Aptamer?

My main responsibilities are the […]

Venturefest Yorkshire, 2016

10 November 2016

We are thrilled to announce that our CTO Dr David Bunka has been invited to speak at our local Venture Fest here in Yorkshire. The conference will be held on Wednesday 16th November 2016 at York Racecourse.

Organised by Made It York, Venturefest Yorkshire is a one day festival with a clear remit to […]

E.coli infections and diagnosis

08 November 2016
Escherichia coli (E. coli) are diverse bacteria, with pathogenic and non-pathogenic strains. The rod-shaped bacterium is a major cause of diarrheal diseases, peritonitis, colitis, urinary tract infections and bacteraemia, costing billions of dollars to treat annually and claiming approximately 2 million lives 1. A BBC News article recently highlighted E. coli as the […]

Spotlight: Research Scientist, Amy Keelty

07 November 2016

This week we caught up with Amy Keelty, our Research Scientist at Aptamer Group! Amy has been working with the company for a number of months now and has become a valuable team member, so it was great to speak to her and learn a little bit more about her role.

Hi Amy, so […]

Novel pneumonia diagnostics

28 October 2016

Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae) is one of the most common bacterial respiratory pathogens worldwide and responsible for a variety of life threatening infectious diseases including pneumonia, meningitis and septicaemia 1. In the developing world, 25% of all preventable deaths in children under five years old are attributed to pneumococcal septicaemia, with over 1.2 […]

Diagnosing MRSA infections

21 October 2016

Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is a gram positive bacterium that can live a double life. Widespread in the environment as a commensal, S. aureus can also be a versatile and dangerous human pathogen. As one of the most commonly isolated pathogens in nosocomial infections S. aureus is adept causing infections in high-risk patients, […]

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