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Dharmacon Moves into Large-Scale Oligo Synthesis

NEW YORK, Dec. 5-Oligonucleotide developer Dharmacon said yesterday that it now offers large-scale, high-throughput RNA synthesis services.


The company says that its 5'-silyl-2'-ACE synthesis chemistry now allows it to deliver gram-sized amounts of oligos.


Anticipating growth in the synthetic RNA market, Dharmacon plans to soon be able to fulfill orders ranging from hundreds of milligrams to 100 grams, and hopes ultimately to deliver quantities up to a kilogram.

Interest in RNAi technology is driving the growth in the synthetic oligo market, the company said.

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