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Bacterial Economy Westbury, NY-based Brinkmann introduces the Eppendorf® LidBac, a membrane-lid tube that enables cultivation of bacterial cultures at the miniprep scale. An economical, fast alternative to conventional large-scale bacterial cultivation, the LidBac consists of a standard microcentrifuge tube with a polypropylene membrane lid and an integrated hydrophobic membrane. The culture itself grows in the tube; it can then be used for downstream applications such as plasmid minipreps, and is suitable for lyophilization.
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Delivering The Goods Carlsbad, Calif.-based Qbiogene now sells jetPEI™ cationic polymer transfection reagents for in vitro and in vivo gene and oligonucleotide delivery. The jetPEI reagents offer an alternative to liposome-based transfection reagents and feature low toxicity and high reproducibility. jetPEI has been shown to transfect over 100 different cell lines as well as primary cells. Tagged jetPEIs are also available for targeted gene delivery to hepatocytes,...

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