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Overview of attention for article published in BioMagnetic Research and Technology, January 2003
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (79th percentile)

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BioMagnetic Research and Technology, January 2003
DOI 10.1186/1477-044x-1-2
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ZM Saiyed, SD Telang, CN Ramchand


Magnetic separation technology, using magnetic particles, is quick and easy method for sensitive and reliable capture of specific proteins, genetic material and other biomolecules. The technique offers an advantage in terms of subjecting the analyte to very little mechanical stress compared to other methods. Secondly, these methods are non-laborious, cheap and often highly scalable. Moreover, techniques employing magnetism are more amenable to automation and miniaturization. Now that the human genome is sequenced and about 30,000 genes are annotated, the next step is to identify the function of these individual genes, carrying out genotyping studies for allelic variation and SNP analysis, ultimately leading to identification of novel drug targets. In this post-genomic era, technologies based on magnetic separation are becoming an integral part of todays biology laboratory. This article briefly reviews the selected applications of magnetic separation techniques in the field of biotechnology, biomedicine and drug discovery.

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 18%
United Kingdom 2 12%
Sri Lanka 1 6%
Brazil 1 6%
India 1 6%
Spain 1 6%
Japan 1 6%
France 1 6%
Serbia 1 6%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 5 29%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 33 194%
Researcher 20 118%
Student > Master 20 118%
Professor > Associate Professor 14 82%
Student > Bachelor 10 59%
Other 23 135%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 32 188%
Chemistry 25 147%
Physics and Astronomy 14 82%
Materials Science 11 65%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 53%
Other 24 141%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 March 2013.
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