Bento Bio Planning First Production Run of DIY PCR Kit Using Kickstarter Funds | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Bento Bioworks, a new entrant into the nascent DIY molecular testing market, said last week that it has concluded a period of beta testing on its Bento Lab molecular testing system, and is now preparing to embark on its first production run.

This first production run of about 300 units will be supported by funding that includes a Kickstarter campaign, which has already reached nearly triple the company's initial goal since its launch March 21.

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