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BioEcho EchoLution FFPE DNA Kit

BioEcho Life Sciences has launched the EchoLution FFPE DNA kit for nucleic acid extraction.

The kit enables extraction from any formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue sample for PCR, sequencing, and epigenetic analysis. The kit requires fewer steps and offers single-step purification, resulting in a protocol up to 70 percent faster than other kits on the market, according to the company.

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