Gold Coated Magnetic Nanoparticles for Specific Separation and Detection of Oligonucleotide Sequences and Proteins
Poster Jan 16, 2007
Pedro Quaresma, Ricardo Franco, Pedro Baptista, Patricia Carvalho and Eulalia Pereira
Monodisperse magnetic nanoparticles were produced and subsequently coated with a gold layer by the reduction at surface of a gold precursor in order to develop an integrated detection and “gene fishing” system. Functionalization of the nanoparticles could allow the application of this system to a variety of biomolecules.
Despite the developments in conventional PCR, the complexity of multiplex Real Time PCR is still limited due to the lack of sufficient detection channels. To achieve high-end multiplexing capacity on standard Real Time PCR machines, Anapa Biotech has developed the MeltPlex® technology (see box on right).READ MORE