Better tools to study the processes of life

Scientists have developed a new biological tool for examining molecules – the building blocks of life. It could provide new insights and benefits such as reducing numbers of animals used in research. The University is working in collaboration with Avacta Life Sciences, a Leeds spin-out company, and has developed a tool called Affimer technology.
The technology can replicate the work of animal-derived antibodies traditionally used to help study biological molecules and processes.

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Read Affimer proteins are versatile and renewable affinity reagents on the eLife Sciences website