New England Biolabs and Synthetic Genomics have inked a licensing deal that will allow NEB to market a master mix based on Gibson Assembly technology for molecular and synthetic biology applications, the companies said this week.

The Gibson Assembly master mix was developed by Daniel Gibson and colleagues at the J. Craig Venter Institute as part of a program sponsored by La Jolla, Calif.-based Synthetic Genomics. Introduced in 2009, the method uses a one-step, isothermal approach to enable the rapid assembly of multiple DNA fragments.

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