Published in Biotech Business Week, January 10th, 2005
This new technology is a significant advance and a big step towards making DNA medicines a reality, according to the company.
Currently, manufacturers use large fermentation vats of cloned E. coli bacteria to produce DNA by culturing, then rupturing the bacteria to extract the DNA. This process produces great quantities of toxic bacterial contaminants. Sophisticated and expensive purification methods are necessary to remove these toxins, driving the cost of...
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