Update (19/08/2015): Dave Mason has posted a detailed critique of this paper at PubPeer
Update (19/10/2015): We have submitted a response to this paper as a Letter to the Editor of PNAS. It is currently available as a preprint.
Update (16/11/2015): Inder Verma, Editor of PNAS, has decided that our letter “does not contribute significantly to the discussion of the StickyFlare paper.”
A quick post before I take off to Boston tomorrow for the American Chemical Society national meeting. I informed Chad Mirkin of my Monday talk where I will discuss the SmartFlares (talk on Monday, abstract). In his reply, he pointed me to a contributed PNAS paper they published in July on StickyFlares (Links: article, Northwestern press release). The questions that this technology raises are the same as the ones raised by the SmartFlares, as discussed in a previous post. Eight years after the initial NanoFlare paper, they are still not answered in this new article.