Getting Them to Stick

Derek Lowe tosses around some ideas for using small molecules as binding partners for immobilizing proteins to solid supports like beads and chips. Affinity chromatography is one way; surface plasmon resonance, which can tell with great sensitivity if something is sticking close to a solid surface, is another current approach that's making headway.

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