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Nancy Hopkins, Ph.D., Advocate for Women in STEM

Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2024 By Nicole Kelesoglu

An interview with Nancy Hopkins, Ph.D., on the barriers and benefits to broadening the talent pool in life science. 

Topic: Environment and social responsibility

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Nancy Hopkins Ph.D. Advocate for Women in STEM

Expert Tips & Tricks for Plasmid DNA Purification Using Miniprep Kits

Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024 By Joanne Gibson, Ph.D.

Are you struggling with low yields or impure samples from your plasmid minipreps? While plasmid DNA minipreps using kits may seem straightforward, issues can arise. In this blog post, we’ll share essential tips and tricks to help you navigate and overcome common hurdles in plasmid purification.

Topic: Tips for the lab

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Optimizing mRNA Capping and Analysis

Posted on Monday, May 13, 2024 By Nicole Kelesoglu

Have you heard about the higher activity of our new capping enzyme and our improved approach for LC-MS RNA cap analysis?

Topic: Tips for the lab

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Pioneering High-Altitude Reforestation with Reforest the Tropics and New England Biolabs®

Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2024 By Joanne Gibson, Ph.D.

Read our blog post on the latest collaboration between NEB® and Reforest the Tropics in Costa Rica. This project is pushing the boundaries of reforestation, implementing innovative high-altitude strategies to enhance carbon sequestration and biodiversity. Join us in learning about this crucial step towards a sustainable future.

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Navigating mRNA IVT

Posted on Monday, March 25, 2024 By Nicole Kelesoglu

Strategies for mRNA IVT templates, synthesis, capping and tailing, and purification that can streamline scale up or scale out for regulated markets.

Topic: Tips for the lab, What is Trending in Science

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Navigating mRNA IVT

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