reagents

Maravai was launched in 2014 by private equity firm GTCR in partnership with two former Gen-Probe executives.

The joint GenomeWeb/Bank of America survey showed that most respondents had one preferred supplier despite the prevalence of a multitude of online catalogs.

The company will integrate the oligonucleotide manufacturer with two of its existing sections to form a new Nucleic Acid Chemistry business unit.

The arrangement will allow Illumina to market and promote Kailos' research solutions for pharmacogenetic target enrichment.

The certification enables the reagent maker to create optimizing products for use beyond the research market.

Roche said the acquisition will strengthen its next-generation sequencing product offerings.

The partners will combine the sciFlexarrayer with Anteo's reagents to improve the functionality and shelf-life of activated glass and polymer slides and other arrays.

The reagent supplier now has three Japanese distributors following a 2013 deal with GeneDesign as a representative throughout that country.

Sigma-Aldrich will take over distribution of Roche's Biochemical Reagents product portfolio so Roche can focus on other areas of its business.

Qiagen said that Enzymatics' portfolio of reagents are estimated to be used in more than 80 percent of all global NGS sequencing reactions.

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An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.