About our brands: Clontech
Our Clontech brand represents over 30 years of service to the life sciences research community through the development, commercialization, and support of kits and reagents for diverse experimental applications, with emphases in cell and molecular biology. The brand originates from technologies and products developed by Clontech Laboratories, Inc. (now Takara Bio USA, Inc.), and continues to evolve in response to the needs of our customers.
Noteworthy product offerings in the history of the Clontech brand include reagents and expression systems for analyses of gene function and protein-protein interactions, kits for cDNA synthesis and library construction, cDNA arrays for differential gene expression analysis, and a diverse assortment of widely used fluorescent protein vectors for studies of gene expression and protein localization. More recently, the Clontech brand has been associated with best-in-class tools for next-generation sequencing (SMART and SMARTer kits) and PCR (Titanium Taq and Advantage 2 polymerases), as well as innovative solutions for cloning and mutagenesis (In-Fusion cloning systems), protein purification (Capturem technology), and genome editing (Guide-It kits).
Based on acquisitions which closed in 2017, the Clontech brand also includes automation technologies and DNA-seq chemistries which complement our established expertise and offerings in cDNA synthesis and low-input and single cell RNA-seq (based on our proprietary SMART technology) as well as in PCR and qPCR-based gene expression analysis. Specifically, these acquisitions include the SMARTer ICELL8 platform for single-cell NGS analysis, the SMARTer Apollo Library Prep System, and the SmartChip Real-Time PCR System for gene expression and genotyping analysis (based on acquisition of WaferGen Bio-systems, Inc.), and SMARTer ThruPLEX and PicoPLEX gold standard DNA-seq chemistries (based on acquisition of Rubicon Genomics, Inc.). The combined acquisitions of WaferGen and Rubicon Genomics are synergistic and will allow the Takara Bio Group to provide the exciting benefits of the combined portfolios to the life science community.
Going forward, the Clontech brand will continue to embody our commitment to providing high-quality products and services that empower our customers to overcome technical hurdles and focus their efforts on the advancement of scientific knowledge.
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