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New England Biolabs, TriLink Bio Ink Supply Agreement

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — New England Biolabs will supply RNA synthesis reagents to TriLink Biotechnologies under an agreement announced by the companies today.

Specific terms of the agreement call for Ipswich, Mass.-based NEB to manufacture and supply enzymes for San Diego-based TriLink for in vitro transcription, capping, and poly(A) tailing of RNA.

"NEB is a leading supplier of molecular biology enzymes and associated reagents for life science research," TriLink President and CEO Richard Hogrefe said in a statement. "This agreement aligns NEB and TriLink in providing the market with the highest quality RNA for projects of all scales."

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