NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Synthetic DNA fabricator Gen9 and chemical manufacturer Arzeda have announced a supply agreement.

Under the terms of the agreement, Gen9 will supply Arzeda with megabase quantities of synthetic DNA for use in its designer cell factories capable of industrial-scale chemical production.

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