THE WORLDWIDE FIRST COMMERCIAL DNA ORIGAMI APPLICATION
A breakthrough technology
The key innovation behind GATTAquant nanorulers is the application of an elaborate nanotechnology method, which serves as a breadboard to position dye-molecules on the nanometer scale. The used technique, where DNA is folded into predefined shapes, is called DNA origami and allows to attach dye-molecules at will.
The extreme flexibility of this method allows the design of a large portfolio of different nanorulers optimized for any super-resolution imaging application, whereas its high parallelism permits the million-fold placement of nanorulers on each GATTAquant slide.
For the permanent extension of GATTAquant product portfolio and the further quality improvement of any single product, the highly motivated GATTAquant team is working on future innovative imaging solutions.
An innovative process
The fundament of any DNA origami structure is an about 8000 bases long single-stranded DNA molecule, so called “scaffold strand”, which can be isolated from a bacteriophage.