In addition to pharmaceutical applications dendrimers have multiple applications as diagnostics, transfection agents and research reagents.
in vitro diagnostic (IVD)
Dendrimers can be used to enhance the performance of in vitro diagnostic (IVD) tests. Appropriate use of dendrimers can improve both specificity and sensitivity in ELISA and certain other kinds of diagnostic tests. Starpharma has a licence with Siemens Healthcare for this application.
Transfection and research reagents
Dendrimers have multiple applications as research reagents, including as transfection agents. Read more on transfection reagents.