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Kapa Biosystems Discloses Customers for DNA Polymerase Platform

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Kapa Biosystems said today that several biotech companies and research centers are using its Kapa2G Fast HotStart DNA Polymerase platform for genomic resequencing and SNP detection studies.

The company said the Kapa2G has been adopted by Agencourt Bioscience, Ceres, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and the National Institutes of Health's Intramural Sequencing Center.

The company said the molecular evolution platform is aimed at researchers using high-throughput Fast PCR, and that it is capable of synthesizing DNA with a one second per kilobase extension time without an impact on performance.

Financial terms of the agreements were not released.

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