NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded Codon Devices $1.6 million under its Advanced Technology Program to develop a microfluidics platform to help automate the gene synthesis process.
 
According to the project abstract, the microfluidics platform could significantly reduce the cost and complexity of building DNA fragments that are longer than 300 base pairs using ligation assembly.
 

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