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Table of Molecular Biology Services Product Tables Courtesy of Invitrogen Many of today's brightest minds find themselves competing with their peers for limited resources in crowded labs. Ingenious experiments may end up on the back burner because another researcher has already booked the instrument through the end of the month or the instrument is awaiting repairs. Increasingly, scientists have come to rely on the convenience of prepared products and contract services.1 It began gradually wit

Brent Johnson

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Many of today's brightest minds find themselves competing with their peers for limited resources in crowded labs. Ingenious experiments may end up on the back burner because another researcher has already booked the instrument through the end of the month or the instrument is awaiting repairs.

Increasingly, scientists have come to rely on the convenience of prepared products and contract services.1 It began gradually with the commercial availability of items such as premade buffers, precast gels, and competent cells. These products not only provided significant time savings and consistency between experiments, but also decreased the need to train new workers for routine tasks. Before anyone had a chance to object, the "just add water" concept was firmly in place and expanded to encompass kits and entire protocols.

Companies that offer custom services have become so adept at performing certain...

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