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IDT Acquires Custom Oligo Supplier GenBase, Plans New San Diego Facility for Order Fulfillment

NEW YORK, Dec. 15 (GenomeWeb News) - Integrated DNA Technologies has acquired the custom oligonucleotide supplier GenBase for an undisclosed amount, the company said today.

 

With the acquisition, the company will establish an IDT West Coast Operations division, the company said. The division will give IDT an immediate, local, next-day oligo production capability in the region, the heart of California's biotech industry.

 

The West Coast Operations' new San Diego production facility will use IDT's own in-house nucleic acid synthesis technologies and processes to serve customers and will begin oligonucleotide production in late December.

 

Dan Dernbach, general manager and eight-year veteran at IDT, will head West Coast Operations, the company said. GenBase's founder and CEO Jun Wang will remain as vice-president of international sales, with a focus on the Pacific Rim.

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