Volume 95 Issue 17 | pp. 15-17
Issue Date: April 24, 2017

Synthetic RNA, DNA providers tackle the oligos market

Companies take on the growing oligonucleotides business with diverse technologies
Department: Business
Keywords: synthetic biology, oligonucleotide, DNA, RNA, CRISPR

Oligonucleotides come in many different flavors depending on their sequence, length, and purity. Served up in a variety of custom combinations and formats, these nucleic acid oligomers are consumed in research, diagnostic, and therapeutic applications. As lab and industrial tools, oligos are used in sequencing, editing, and constructing genes. They can even store data.

Thanks to new applications in fields such as synthetic biology and gene editing, demand for oligos is growing by as much . . .

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