Real-time DNA recognition mapping developed
Surveillance of various diseases like cancer can be time consuming and expensive. Securing a faster, less- invasive method for monitoring them would be advantageous. The EU-funded BIoRead project has set its sights on developing nano-devices to analyse DNA single molecules for liquid biopsy. ‘Laser-Assisted DNA Optical Mapping’ (LADOM) is the result — a method that can detect DNA molecules from a sample in real time. LADOM yields quick and simple DNA analysis and detects tiny DNA fragments with less than a microlitre of fluid used. By leveraging this high throughput method for analysing DNA single molecules for liquid biopsy and other biomedical applications, the project aims to standardise the technology and bring it to market.
Fields of science
- HORIZON.1.1 - European Research Council (ERC) Main Programme