Aptagen, LLC is a biotechnology company offering aptamer products and services as research reagents, diagnostic and biomarker discovery tools, as well as for use in drug discovery and targeted delivery for therapeutics, and bioindustrial applications.
Aptagen develops and manufactures aptamers which are ligands of RNA, DNA, and peptide oligos that bind to a variety of target antigens. Aptamers are sometimes referred to as "chemical antibodies or DNA antibodies." Aptazymes are aptamers with enzymatic activity. A subclass of aptazymes called molecular switches is analogous to molecular beacons for fluorescent detection of analytes in test samples. Examples include allosteric ribozymes, also known as riboswitches. Aptagen, LLC has 20 years experience in developing aptamers for all types of downstream applications
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