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Jena Bioscience Company profile

Jena Bioscience GmbH was founded in 1998 by a team of scientists from the Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Physiology in Dortmund. 25+ years of academic know how were condensed into the company in order to develop innovative reagents and technologies for the life science market.

Since the start up, the company has evolved into an established global reagent supplier with about 8000 products in stock and a customer base in 80+ countries. Jena Bioscience serves three major client groups:

  • Research laboratories at universities, industry, government, hospitals and medical schools
  • Pharmaceutical industry in the process from lead discovery through to pre-clinical stages
  • Laboratory & diagnostic reagent kit producers and re-sellers

Our company premises are located in the Saalepark Industrial Estate in the northern part of the city of Jena / Thüringen / Germany. In March 2015 we moved all operations to our own, new 2,500 sqm company building.

Jena Bioscience’s products include nucleosides, nucleotides and their non-natural analogs, recombinant proteins & protein production systems, reagents for Click Chemistry, for crystallization of biological macromolecules and tailor-made solutions for molecular biology.

In our chemistry division, we have hundreds of natural and modified nucleotides in stock. In addition, with our pre-made building blocks and in-house expertise we manufacture even the most exotic nucleotide analog from mg to kg scale.

In the field of recombinant protein production, Jena Bioscience has developed its proprietary LEXSY technology. LEXSY (Leishmania Expression System) is based on a S1-classified unicellular organism that combines easy handling with a eukaryotic protein folding and modification machinery including mammalian-like glycosylation. LEXSY is primarily used for the expression of proteins that are expressed at low yields or are inactive in the established systems, and expression levels of up to 500 mg/L of culture were achieved.

For the crystallization of biological macromolecules – which is the bottleneck in determining the 3D-structure of most proteins – we offer specialized reagents for protein stabilization, crystal screening, crystal optimization and phasing that can reduce the time for obtaining a high resolution protein structure from several years to a few days.

Our reagents are complemented with a large selection of molecular biology kits for PCR, mutagenesis, cloning and alike as well with innovative reagents for the functionalization and labeling (fluorophores, haptens) of biomolecules with focus on Click Chemistry approaches.

We combine highest quality standards for all our products (certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001) with individualized customer support and environmental considerations. We establish direct lines of communication from clients to our in-house scientists, resulting in productive interactions among people with similar research interests who speak the same language. Furthermore, we offer support programs and attractive discount schemes for young scientists establishing their own labs. If you wish to receive more information, just send an e-mail to info@jenabioscience.com.

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