Characterisation of cell surface antigens and their interaction partners is one of the hot topics in scientific research and development. The commonly applied biochemical approaches have certain limitations which might be overcome by label-free technologies. … read more
A fast but reliable identification of pathogens causing acute infections is a highly important issue in microbiological diagnostics. Conventional culture-based methods are well adapted and quite inexpensive but time-consuming and accompanied by certain limitations. Modern molecular methods have been increasingly incorporated in laboratories, but can they fully replace the traditional microbiological diagnostics? This article will focus on bacterial identification and characterisation methods in microbiological diagnostics including currently used technologies with their advantages and drawbacks. An overview table of the article will summarise all important information. … read more
Label-free detection technologies may suffer from non-specific binding of irrelevant proteins within the sample. Functionalisation of the sensor surface with specific (bio)polymers can inhibit this non-specific binding to a minimum. … read more
We proudly announce that the iGEM team we supported in the last year, has published an article in the current issue of BIOspektrum. Find out more about cell free protein synthesis.