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Telesis Bio BioXp Select Kits

Telesis Bio, a San Diego-based synthetic biology company, has launched BioXp Select Kits for the BioXp Automated Synthetic Biology Workstation. The BioXp Select DNA Cloning and Amplification Kit and the BioXp Select Plasmid Amplification Kit enable on-demand and automated synthesis and amplification of transfection-scale DNA using customers' own DNA fragments or plasmid DNA, overnight and at the push of a button. The company noted that running these kits on the BioXp System can accelerate discovery, particularly in the areas of antibody discovery, cellular immunotherapy, and protein engineering.

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