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ArcticZymes Proteinase

ArcticZymes announced today the release of its first proteinase enzyme. The proteinase is a heat-labile enzyme that is inactivated after use. Gentle inactivation enables broader compatibility in developing kits and products serving the in vitro diagnostic and molecular research market segments,  ArcticZymes said. According to the firm, the new enzyme will allow ArcticZymes to enter the liquid biopsy and sample preparation markets, which it believes will resonate well with IVD companies developing non-invasive tests based on cancer biomarkers. 

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