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Jan 12, 2010

VWR to Distribute Kapa Biosystem’s Next-Gen PCR Reagents in North America

  • VWR International will supply Kapa Biosystems' line of next-generation PCR reagents in North America. Kapa Biosystems employs a high-throughput molecular evolution technology platform to engineer DNA-modifying enzymes for applications in DNA amplification, next-generation sequencing, and molecular diagnostics. Kapa says that the DNA polymerases contained in its reagents possess amino acid modifications that help improve the function of the enzymes.


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Scientifically Studying Ecstasy

MDMA (commonly known as the empathogen “ecstasy”) is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which is reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. Two researchers from Stanford, however, call for a rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA's effects to identify precisely how the drug works, the data from which could be used to develop therapeutic compounds.

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