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Isohelix GeneFiX DNA Sampling and Purification

Isohelix, a UK-based developer of DNA sampling and purification products, has launched GeneFiX DNA saliva collection and purification products. The GeneFiX collector is designed to quickly and easily store DNA long term from saliva using a newly developed stabilization buffer, an anti-spill device, and a choice of delivery tubes for both manual and automated methodologies. Also available are three saliva DNA isolation kits that produce high DNA purities for multiple downstream research applications, Isohelix said.

The Scan

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