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Publications now linked to the Project website
Posted on the 7th August, 2009 at 10:14am
Links are now available on the Attogram website to a number of publications of the work of the project. Please click Links.
Nottingham collaborators host IBIOS conference
Posted on the 13th July, 2009 at 9:36am
Attogram congratulates its Nottingham collaborators on the recent IBIOS conference. Click on Links at left for further information
Formation of company announced 30th April 2009
Posted on the 24th June, 2009 at 3:26pm
Please click on Links at left for the article in the Western Morning News
A Revolution in Molecular Analysis
Posted on the 18th May, 2005 at 2:49pm
Sometimes scientific discoveries are slow to arise and sometimes they come quickly! Major funding amounting to over £2.9M has just been announced for a joint research team from the Universities of Exeter and Nottingham that is set to speed up massively, the rate of drug discovery! The award will revolutionise the way that prospective drugs are screened for their activity with millions of tests possible in less than a second rather than say a few thousand over the course of a day that the Drug companies presently employ. The technology the teams are developing will make use of structured light waves constrained on a microscopic surface to visualise how molecules interact with each other.
The Exeter & Nottingham research teams will offer far more than just a tool for drug discovery, however, for the technology is highly generic and can be applied to just about any kind of test that involves interactions between molecules. These could include genetic screening and mutational analysis, genome analysis, forensic sciences and in fact just about any kind of chemical analysis. This novel technology is very timely for the biosciences of the 21st century places demands for much higher levels of quantitative precision than are presently available. The ultimate goal is to understand the behaviour of living systems in terms of the properties of all their constituent molecules (not just their genes!). The new technology devised by the Exeter & Nottingham teams will go a long way towards providing what they believe will be an essential tool to aid many different types of research.
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