Product News: Integrated DNA Technologies Introduces gBlocksTM Gene Fragments

17 Feb 2012

Integrated DNA Technologies announced today that it is taking orders for a new product that represents a significant advancement for synthetic biology tools. gBlocks Gene Fragments are double-stranded, sequence-verified genomic blocks up to 500 base pairs. Their high sequence fidelity and rapid delivery time make gBlocks Gene Fragments ideal for a range of biology applications, including easy assembly of multiple gene fragments to reliably generate larger gene constructs.

Priced at USD$99, gBlocks Gene Fragments significantly reduce the cost for synthetic gene synthesis to less than USD$0.20 per base pair. Cost for traditional gene synthesis currently exceeds USD$0.30 per base pair and is often subject to expensive complexity fees and long delivery times. gBlocks Gene Fragments offer several additional advantages previously unavailable in any other product -- they are clone-ready, sequence-verified, linear constructs, shipped within 3-4 business days. Combined, these features allow scientists to speed up their research and increase the number of gene design variants they include in their experiments.

“Response to the launch of gBlocks Gene Fragments last week at the International Plant and Animal Genome Conference (PAG 2012, San Diego) was even better than expected. Synthetic biologists, pharmaceutical companies, and AgBio customers alike are already commenting about how gBlocks Gene Fragments enable them to do experiments they previously thought to be impossible due to cost and turn-around time,” said Shawn Allen, Synthetic Biology Business Unit Leader at IDT.