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Sep 19, 2019

XtalTool Press Release

Crystallography & Cryo-EM

Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin has published a press release "New sample holder for protein crystallography". It's called XtalTool and is available from Jena Bioscience - check it out here!

Sep 18, 2019

LEXSY for Membrane Transporters

LEXSY Expression Studying membrane transport with LEXSY

Membrane transporters are difficult to produce in most expression systems. With LEXSY you can express and investigate them.

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Sep 10, 2019

Adapted to your workflow!

Molecular Biology

Looking for lab reagents, have you ever been overwhelmed by eternally long product lists? And finally you didn’t even find what you were looking for? We’ll put an end to that and provide a helpful tool for more clarity: your workflow.
Take the journey and explore the JBS World of Molecular Biology for yourself!

Sep 05, 2019

Rethinking routine PCR

Molecular Biology Discover Crystal & Ruby Master Mixes!

Despite the variety, many scientists choose their well-known PCR mixes for routine applications without questioning. Those were recommended by fellow lab members or identified in test series some years ago. But are they still the gold standard today?

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Sep 03, 2019

Save the date: Jena Bioscience talk at HKI Jena


On September 25 at 17:15, Dr. Mathias Grün will give a talk "Jena Bioscience: Turning Scientific Innovations into business" within the HKI Kolloquium series (lecture hall "Koch und Pasteur", Leibniz-HKI, Jena).

Sep 02, 2019

XtalTool – The ALL-in-ONE Sample Holder

Crystallography & Cryo-EM

Check out our new XtalTool flyer and learn how XtalTool will help you to obtain the best possible diffraction data of your crystals!

Aug 30, 2019

Back in our catalog!

Click Chemistry

Highly efficient octadiynyl labels for enzymatic incorporation into DNA: C8-Alkyne-dCTP and C8-Alkyne-dUTP are utilized by numerous DNA polymerase and give excellent labeling results in CuAAC.

Aug 19, 2019

Interested in ARCA-capped and internally modified RNA?

RNA Technologies

We now offer HighYield kits for synthesis of ARCA-capped and/or 5-methylcytosine & pseudouridine-modified (m)RNA.

Aug 12, 2019

Biotin-16-ddUTP is now available for:

Nucleotides & Nucleosides

  • 3'-end labeling
  • MALDI-TOF MS-based SNP typing assay
  • standard nick translation reaction for tumor DNA labelling during comparative genomic hybridization
  • Biotinylation of in vitro transcribed tmRNA during surface plasmon resonance (SPR) technique

Aug 05, 2019

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Jul 05, 2019

Available again!

Nucleotides & Nucleosides Click Chemistry

2-Ethynyl-Adenosine-NAD+ (2-EA-NAD+), a clickable probe for the detection of protein ADP-ribosylation, is now back in our catalog.

Jun 25, 2019

New HighYield T7 RNA Labeling Kits

RNA Technologies

HighYield T7 RNA Labeling Kits for preparation of Digoxigenin, Biotin and fluorescent RNA probes are now available. The single nucleotide format offers maximum optimization flexibility.

Jun 25, 2019

New Bst Turbo Polymerase

Molecular Biology

Check out our new Saphir Bst 2.0 Turbo Polymerase with additional DNA-binding domain for ultra-fast amplification!

Jun 19, 2019

New LEXSY Brochure

LEXSY Expression LEXSY Brochure

Our new LEXSY Brochure has just been released!

Jun 13, 2019

Swiss Army Knives for NTPase Analysis

Nucleotides & Nucleosides See how it works!

BODIPY® FL NTPs are multipurpose tools for

  • Nucleotide binding studies on Gα, Ras, FHIT and RNAse L proteins
  • GTPase activity assays
  • Activity-based covalent labeling of bacterial two-component systems
See how it works!

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Jun 12, 2019

New viral proteins


We expanded our portfolio by numerous new viral proteins suitable for immunoassays. Find more information here!

Jun 07, 2019

New Real-Time PCR Guide

Molecular Biology

We have updated our Real-Time PCR Guide - check it out here!

Jun 07, 2019

HighYield T7 RNA Synthesis Kit

RNA Technologies

Now available! Our HighYield T7 RNA Synthesis Kit is designed for the efficient production of unmodified and modified RNA.

Jun 04, 2019

Why image RNA?

RNA Technologies Learn more...

Numerous non-coding RNAs such lncRNAs, snRNAs, circRNAs or miRNAs are constantly identified hence their functional characterization is of great importance.
Learn how current aptamer-based RNA imaging and analysis strategies contribute to characterization of a specific RNA.

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May 20, 2019

Four times faster than PCR – Get your free Dual Lab timer!

Molecular Biology Discover Isothermal Amplification 2.0 & get your free Dual Lab timer

Here we introduce our genetically optimized Saphir Bst2.0 Polymerase that allows even faster amplification at constant temperature. Receive results in less than 30 min time and reduce costs by half!

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May 16, 2019


Click Chemistry

Now available! Our new class of tetrazine-dye reagents new class of tetrazine-dye reagents shows high reaction rates and permits fluorescent labeling with diminished background staining.

May 16, 2019

DADPS and Disulfide Biotin Azides

Click Chemistry Probes & Epigenetics

Cleavable biotin-azid-conjugates for capture and release approaches under acidic and reductive conditions have now been added to our catalog!

May 07, 2019

Safe Storage and Shipping of Cryo-EM Samples

Crystallography & Cryo-EM Learn more...

From Cryo-EM Grid Boxes to Dry Shippers: Get the complete product package to safely store and ship your Cryo-EM Samples!

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May 03, 2019

Saphir Bst2.0 Polymerase

Molecular Biology

Saphir Bst2.0 Polymerase is a genetically improved Bst enzyme for rapid amplification of DNA at constant temperature. Its high strand displacement and polymerization activity allows the detection of a target gene within 10-30 minutes.

Apr 30, 2019

Time to wake up

General LEXSY Expression Good Deeds

The World Health Organization defines 20 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). They mainly affect the poorest of the poor - and this is precisely why they receive little attention in research.
Learn about our support in fighting sleeping sickness!

Apr 10, 2019

LEXSY in Kinetoplastid Research

LEXSY Expression Research parasites the safe way – with LEXSY

Researching pathogenic parasites can be difficult due to strict laboratory requirements and the risk of infection. LEXSY can be used to investigate kinetoplastids in a safe and convenient way.

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Mar 20, 2019

Removal of contaminating DNA & RNA

Molecular Biology Get the turbo going!

During protein purification it is essential to remove residual nucleic acids efficiently. This is most readily achieved by non-site specific, enzymatic DNA/RNA degradation using Turbo Nuclease.

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Mar 13, 2019

Get the best ice!

Crystallography & Cryo-EM Learn more...

Protein sample vitrification for Cryo-EM is still a major bottleneck. The Cryo-EM V-Kit – our Vitrification Starter Kit – can help in this crucial step!

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Mar 07, 2019

New Section: RNA Technologies

RNA Technologies Learn more...

Looking for products to support your RNA research? Then have a look here!

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Feb 28, 2019

Breaking new grounds in biosensing & imaging

Molecular Biology Check out more!

Here we introduce a highly versatile tool for bioconjugation, -sensing and -imaging. Check out more!

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Feb 27, 2019

New in Cryo-EM: C-flats™

Crystallography & Cryo-EM

C-flat™ is an ultra-flat, holey carbon support film for biological samples in Cryo-EM techniques.

Feb 21, 2019

Fission Impossible: Non-hydrolyzable nucleotide analogs

Nucleotides & Nucleosides Non-Hydrolyzable Nucleotides

To study:

  • protein-protein interactions
  • structure and dynamics of protein-nucleotide-complexes
  • NTPase kinetics
Learn more!

read more

Feb 20, 2019

Improve sample preparation for Cryo-EM!

Crystallography & Cryo-EM

… and test our Cryo-EM V-Kit - a Vitrification Starter Kit to facilitate the search for the optimal vitrification condition for both soluble and membrane proteins.

Feb 18, 2019

New Section: RNA Technologies

RNA Technologies

Looking for products to support your RNA research? Have a look at our new RNA Technologies section.
Our product portfolio will constantly be extended. Want to stay updated?
Sign up for our RNATech newsletter or contact us at rnatech@jenabioscience.com!

Feb 14, 2019

DNA purification: No centrifuge - No problem!

Molecular Biology DNA purification: No centrifuge - No problem!

You could have finished DNA isolation in no time, if only...
...the centrifuge hadn’t been occupied all day
...there had been something left from the maxi prep
...it hadn’t been tons of samples to process at the same time
Learn about better ways!

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Feb 01, 2019

Extended Nick Translation Kit Portfolio

Probes & Epigenetics

We now offer AF555-based and AF647-based Nick Translation Labeling Kits.
AF555 and AF647 are structural analogs to Alexa Fluor® 555 and Alexa Fluor® 647, respectively. Check out our complete portfolio of Biotin/Digoxigenin-based and Fluorescent Nick Translation Kits as well.

Jan 30, 2019

LEXSY: Membrane Protein Expression & Crystallization

LEXSY Expression Membrane Protein Expression with LEXSY

Integral membrane proteins are hard to express with common recombinant expression systems. Learn how LEXSY can help!

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Jan 24, 2019

High Speed His-Tag Detection

Molecular Biology His Detect Solution

Want to detect His-tag fusion proteins
...in just 15 - 90 min time?
...with no need to apply a second antibody?
...without significant hands-on time?
Then read more here!

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Jan 18, 2019

Shining a Spotlight on Nucleotide-Protein Interactions

Nucleotides & Nucleosides

Fluorescent nucleotide conjugates are analytical tools with exceptional versatility. By covering a plethora of fluorescence-based techniques they are applied as drug screening probes, in cytoskeletal imaging and in nucleotide-protein interaction studies. Learn more!

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Jan 17, 2019

Gold Nano Particles

Molecular Biology

Carboxyl-functionalized Gold Nanorods for covalent coupling of DNA, peptides, antibodies or other custom-specific biomolecules are now available.

Jan 09, 2019

XP Screen: The Protein Crystal Glue

Crystallography & Cryo-EM XP Screen with TEW

Discover our XP Screen with TEW – the protein crystal glue – and benefit from improved crystal quality and resolution!

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Dec 12, 2018

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Dec 04, 2018

Nick Translation-based DNA Probe Labeling

Probes & Epigenetics

Looking for reliable and convenient Nick Translation Labeling Kits? Check out our Digoxigenin, Biotin and Fluorescent Nick Translation Kit portfolio!

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Nov 30, 2018


Nucleotides & Nucleosides

LNA-ATP, LNA-GTP, LNA-CTP and LNA-UTP for DNA and RNA incorporation studies are now available.

Nov 26, 2018

Nourseothricin (clonNAT): Antibiotic of choice for long-term cultivation

LEXSY Expression Learn more

Antibiotic instability is often a problem in long-term cultivation experiments. Nourseothricin entirely circumvents this problem. Learn more here:

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Nov 22, 2018

Endpoint PCR Guide

Molecular Biology

Download our new Endpoint PCR Guide:

  • Direct and Multiplex PCR
  • Thermostable DNA Polymerases
  • dNTP Mixes, Bundles & Singles
  • Buffer and Enhancer
  • Gel, Loading and Staining
Click here for the PDF!

Nov 20, 2018

qPCR: Have it run during coffee break!

Molecular Biology Want to learn how to reduce qPCR running time by half?

Looking for ways to

  • receive qPCR results much faster?
  • process large sample quanitities effectively?
  • share PCR instruments within a lab efficiently?
Learn how to reduce qPCR running time by half!

read more

Nov 06, 2018

Stock up Crystallization Plates now!

Crystallography & Cryo-EM MRC Plates

Use your remaining budget and refill your inventory of crystallization plates now! The approved MRC crystallization plates are available at permanently low prices.

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Nov 02, 2018

Real-Time PCR as fast as your coffee break!

Molecular Biology

40 cycles in 30 minutes – check out our new Fast qPCR Mixes available for dye- (SYBR Green) and probe-based detection.

Oct 30, 2018

Nucleotide Chemotherapeutics – A Success Story Goes On!

Nucleotides & Nucleosides Tenofovir

Antiviral and Cytostatic Nucleotide Analogs to

  • Study pharmacology
  • Elucidate metabolic pathways
  • Improve the potency
Check out our range of nucleotide chemotherapeutic derivatives!

read more

Oct 19, 2018

AF-Dyes (also known as Alexa Fluor® dyes)

Probes & Epigenetics AF-Dyes - Learn more here!

Looking for photostable, affordable fluorescent dyes? Check our AF-Dye product portfolio!

read more

Oct 15, 2018

HEC-21 and Murnau Conference Pictures

General Crystallography & Cryo-EM

In September we attended HEC-21 meeting and Murnau Conference. View our picture gallery here and download Christin's talks here!

Oct 12, 2018

XtalTool – The All-in-One Tool for sensitive Crystals

Crystallography & Cryo-EM XtalTool - Learn how it works!

The XtalTool is used in all steps from crystallization, ligand soaking and data collection without any direct crystal handling. Learn how it works!

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Sep 26, 2018

Expression and Crystallization of Plant Proteins from LEXSY

LEXSY Expression Express Plant Proteins with LEXSY

Want to express plant proteins, but E. coli expression doesn't work? Click below for successful examples of expression, crystallization and structure elucidation of plant proteins from LEXSY!

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Sep 24, 2018

4-Seleno-dTTP: NGS-based mapping of m6A-modified RNA sites

Nucleotides & Nucleosides How it works

4SedTTP permits the identification of methylated adenosines

  • at single nucleotide resolution
  • without antibodies
  • in an NGS-based approach
How it works:

read more

Sep 18, 2018


Crystallography & Cryo-EM

Compatible with many automated sample mounting systems worldwide: The Uni-Puck System is now available from Jena Bioscience.

Sep 15, 2018

Real-Time PCR Guide

Molecular Biology

Download our new Real-Time PCR Guide:

  • dye- and probe-based mixes
  • single to multiplex
  • dual labeled probes
  • qPCR lyophilisates
  • qPCR FastMixes
Click here for the PDF!

Sep 14, 2018

Lyophilisation your way!

Molecular Biology Learn how we design individual lyophilisates according to your requirements and applications!

Looking for freeze-dried mixes meeting your special requirements?

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Sep 13, 2018

Why freeze-dried PCR mixes?

Molecular Biology Learn how to benefit from lyophilisation techniques for your PCR!

Modern freeze-drying techniques have revolutionized preservation of perishable materials not only for the chemical industry or food sector.

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Sep 12, 2018


Nucleotides & Nucleosides

4SedTTP for precise antibody-independent m6A identification is now available.

Sep 06, 2018

DNA Probe Labeling: Limited by low Amounts of gDNA Template?

Probes & Epigenetics Check on WGA-based options for DNA probe labeling!

Whole genome amplification (WGA) is routinely used for amplification of limited amounts of genomic DNA (gDNA).

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Aug 31, 2018

Nucleotides & qPCR: Easy online Search

General Nucleotides & Nucleosides Click Chemistry Molecular Biology Probes & Epigenetics Nucleotides & qPCR: Easy online Search

Looking for nucleotides based on their structure or for a specific application?
Want to find the most suitable qPCR mix for your assay?

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Aug 24, 2018

Extended AF-Dye Portfolio

Click Chemistry Probes & Epigenetics

We now offer NHS ester, Maleimide, (Picolyl-)Azide, Alkyne and DBCO-functionalized versions of AF-Dyes (also known as Alexa Fluor® Dyes) such as AF488, AF555, AF594 and AF647.

Aug 23, 2018

New Brochure "Lyophilisation"

Molecular Biology

No fridge required – learn more about our Ready-to-Use PCR Lyophilisates in our new brochure "Lyophilisation"!

Aug 03, 2018

New function: Get individual CofA yourself!


You require a CofA for a product you ordered from Jena Bioscience? Now you can download it yourself!

read more

Aug 02, 2018

Hapten-modified Nucleotides for DNA/RNA Labeling

Probes & Epigenetics

New brochure available - download it here!

Jul 03, 2018

dNTP Guide – High Performance Nucleotides

Nucleotides & Nucleosides Molecular Biology

Because nucleotides don't get better than this. Click here!

Jul 03, 2018

Labeled DNA probes from limited amounts of gDNA

Probes & Epigenetics Molecular Biology

Use Phi29-based whole genome amplification (WGA) followed by Klenow labeling for labeled DNA probe preparation from limited amounts of DNA.

Jun 29, 2018

Online Search Tools


Now online: Check out our easy Search & Selection Tools for

  • Chemical Structures
  • DNA/RNA Labeling
  • PCR Products
  • Fluorescent Nucleotides

Jun 27, 2018

New Pathways to DNA Amplification!

Molecular Biology Discover Isothermal Amplification!

...no lab skills are needed to reproduce genetic material
...no lab is required to amplify and analyse DNA
...anyone can perform DNA amplification in less than 30 minutes

read more

Jun 21, 2018

New in Click Chemistry: 2'-Azido-2'-dATP

Nucleotides & Nucleosides Click Chemistry

We added 2'-Azido-2'-dATP to our Click Chemistry section. For more details please click here.

Jun 05, 2018

Jena Bioscience – 20th Anniversary


In April 2018, Jena Bioscience turned 20 years. See the pictures of our celebration here!

Jun 04, 2018

Di-Adenosine Polyphosphates: Bacterial Signaling Molecules

Nucleotides & Nucleosides

The mode of ApnA function in bacterial signaling is awaiting its elucidation. Click to see what our compounds can contribute!

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May 30, 2018

LEXSY Talk at HKI Jena: Video available

LEXSY Expression

Watch the video of Dr. Andreas Licht's talk "Using the Protozoan Leishmania tarentolae as a Protein Expression System" here!

May 29, 2018

Creating the desired post-translational Modifications with LEXSY

LEXSY Expression Explore the world of LEXSY PTMs!

Is your recombinant protein lacking the necessary post-translational modifications (PTMs)? See how LEXSY can help!

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May 28, 2018

Crystallization Buffers

Crystallography & Cryo-EM

Crystallization grade buffers at any pH! Discover our new stock solutions and find an overview here!

May 22, 2018

Large Dimension Lipidic Mesophase

Crystallography & Cryo-EM

A size revolution in lipidic cubic phase crystallization! Learn how to provide enough space for your protein to crystallize...

read more

May 18, 2018

Jena Bioscience News Blog


Stay informed about what's new at Jena Bioscience with our News Blog, allowing you to filter news messages by your area of interest. Check it out here!

May 16, 2018

Why are you still using radioactively labeled Probes?

Probes & Epigenetics Nucleotides & Nucleosides Discover the good news!

If you’re running experiments like Northern and Southern blots, or EMSA, you’re probably using radioactively labeled probes, right?
There’s good news and bad news.
The bad news is that radioactively labeled probes have a limited half-life and require special laboratory equipment...

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May 09, 2018

New: 3' End Oligonucleotide Labeling Kits

Probes & Epigenetics Nucleotides & Nucleosides

3' End Oligonucleotide Labeling Kits for preparation of Biotin- or Digoxigenin-labeled ssDNA/oligonucleotide probes are now available.

May 08, 2018

High Concentration Biotin-11-UTP

Nucleotides & Nucleosides

We now offer 75 mM Biotin-11-UTP in addition to our standard 10 mM Biotin-11-UTP solution.

May 03, 2018

Cubic Phases with large unit cell dimensions

Crystallography & Cryo-EM

The addition of DSPG creates stable ultraswollen bicontinuous cubic phases, suitable for the crystallization of membrane proteins with large extracellular domains.

May 02, 2018

Preventing unspecific PCR Products

Molecular Biology

Is your polymerase sabotaging your PCR?
Uncontrolled enzymes create non-specific products. Your reaction is in the danger zone as soon as you finish preparing it.

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Apr 18, 2018

FSBA and FSBG: Universal Traps for Triphosphate-Cleaving Enzymes

Nucleotides & Nucleosides

Probing ATPases, G-Proteins, Kinases, and Polymerases with Sulfonyl Fluoride Nucleosides – See how it can help your research!

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Apr 13, 2018

LEXSY Talk at Hans-Knöll-Institute Jena

LEXSY Expression

On May 15, Dr. Andreas Licht from Jena Bioscience will give a talk about Jena Bioscience's LEXSY Expression System at HKI Jena. Find more information here!

Apr 12, 2018

Biotin-14-dATP and -dCTP for Hi-C Experiments

Nucleotides & Nucleosides

Hi-C experiments allow analyses of spatial genome organization. Adjacent genome regions are tagged by enzymatic biotinylation using Biotin-14-dATP or Biotin-14-dCTP and subsequently identified by (next generation) sequencing.

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Mar 28, 2018

Nourseothricin as a selection Antibiotic: Stable, reliable, affordable

LEXSY Expression

Due to the growing list of susceptible organisms and its exceptional stability under virtually all cultivation conditions, Nourseothricin has become a Gold Standard selection antibiotic for transgenic organisms from all kingdoms of life.

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Mar 27, 2018

MiCom 2018


We just attended MiCom 2018 in Jena/Germany. View our picture gallery here!

Mar 20, 2018

Get the best out of your Crystals

Crystallography & Cryo-EM

You put in a lot of work getting crystals. Now is the time to prevent crystal damage, simplify cryoprotection and reduce background scattering to get the best possible diffraction data.

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Mar 02, 2018

CLICKable Fluorescent Dyes

Click Chemistry Probes & Epigenetics

Find an updated list of available CLICKable Fluorescent Dyes here!

Mar 01, 2018

Catch and Release of Diols with Boronic Acid Agarose

Nucleotides & Nucleosides Proteins

The immobilization of boronic acids on solid support offers a versatile approach to isolate a diverse set of biomolecular diols from complex mixtures. Learn more...

Feb 27, 2018

c-di-AMP – The Messenger You Can't Ignore

Nucleotides & Nucleosides

Research on bacterial second messengers has recently experienced tremendous progress, and cyclic di-AMP (c-di-AMP) is one of the rising stars.

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Feb 16, 2018

New DNA/RNA labeling nucleotides

Nucleotides & Nucleosides Probes & Epigenetics

We now offer Biotin-14-dCTP, Biotin-11-ATP and dUTP-XX-ATTO-425 for enzymatic DNA/RNA labeling.
Nucleotide Selector for DNA/RNA Labeling

Feb 13, 2018

Photostable CLICK dyes

Click Chemistry Probes & Epigenetics

(Picolyl-)Azide, Alkyne and DBCO-functionalized versions of AF488 (also known as Alexa Fluor®488) and AF594 (also known as Alexa Fluor®594) are now available.

Feb 08, 2018

Cryo-EM Grid Boxes

Crystallography & Cryo-EM

New in Cryo-EM: Cryo-EM Grid Boxes for well-organized and securely stored Cryo-EM samples.

Jan 24, 2018

New product: 5-Ethynylcytosine

Click Chemistry

We now offer 5-Ethynylcytosine for cell type-specific RNA synthesis monitoring via the CD-UPRT pathway.

Jan 16, 2018

Now available: c-di-AMP

Nucleotides & Nucleosides

cyclic-di-AMP - The pleiotropic bacterial second messenger now adds to our cyclic-di-Nucleotide portfolio.