Why Binding Affinity Matters and How to Measure It

A researcher's guide.

Biologists and biochemists commonly test whether or not two molecules interact with each other, but it's less common to see them take it one step further and gather information on the nature of that interaction. How strong is it? What does this mean for its biological function?
These questions can be answered by studying binding affinity.
Binding affinity is the strength of the interaction between a single biomolecule and its binding partner. Measuring binding affinity has many applications. Precisely characterizing biomolecular interactions in a biological system is an important cornerstone in basic research. In applied science, measuring binding affinity is a prerequisite for the development of new products, such as drugs, enzymes or biomarkers.
In this eBook from NanoTemper, you will learn:
  • What binding affinity is and why it should be investigated
  • The tools and technologies available for studying binding affinity
  • Evaluating your research needs, finding the best solution, and making an informed decision

Whether you’re just starting to learn about binding interactions or you want a refresher, this eBook will provide helpful tips to better understand, evaluate, and eventually acquire the best technology for your needs.