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PerkinElmer Expands Availability of Radionucleotides

NEW YORK, Jan. 12 (GenomeWeb News) - PerkinElmer today announced a new program, called "Always Fresh," under which it will manufacture its NEN 32P and 33P radionucleotides twice as often as it currently does.


According to the firm, fresh lots of the 32P radionucleotides will be available twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays. Fresh lots of 33P radionucleotides will be available every Friday.


PerkinElmer manufactures and ships its radiochemicals worldwide from its facility in Boston.

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