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For example, a maskless array synthesizer (MAS) can be used to synthesize about 800,000 70-mer oligonucleotides on a glass microscope slide. Then the slide is divided into 96 pieces, each containing about 30,000 of the 70-mer DNA sequences. These small pieces can be used in any experiment that uses standard DNA chips.
Because the millichips are small, less than 10 cubic centimeters, small volumes of solutions can be used for analysis. In addition, the small substrate size allows the arrays to be visualized using instrumentation readily available in research laboratories.
The new molecules’ radioprotective properties arise from the combination of a reactive oxygen species (ROS)-scavenging thiol group and a positively charged alkyl-amine backbone that allows the molecule to “hover” around the negatively-charged DNA backbone in cells where the thiol can then capture ROS before they attack DNA.
A decade of research, multiple peer-reviewed publications, both issued and pending patent claims, and more than $2.5 million in research support has gone into PrC-210 development to date.