About our brands: Takara
Our Takara brand represents nearly 50 years of experience providing a diverse array of biotechnology products and services, including enzymes and reagents, contracted research and production capabilities, nutraceuticals, and gene-based therapies currently under clinical development. The brand originates from Takara Bio Inc., which was established as an offshoot of the Takara Shuzo beverage company in 1967.
For much of its history and up to the present day, the Takara brand has been associated with industry-leading restriction enzymes and PCR polymerases, including current offerings such as Takara Ex Taq, Takara LA Taq, and PrimeSTAR GXL. The variety of available Takara-brand enzymes provides researchers with tremendous flexibility in selecting the best one for a given application, including applications that involve the analysis of technically challenging samples. Takara Bio is also widely recognized for its RetroNectin transduction reagent, which has been used in countless clinical trials and is a worldwide standard for gene therapy protocols. Included among Takara-brand nutraceutical products are plant-derived dietary supplements, and several value-added mushroom cultivars.
In addition to products, a variety of services are offered under the Takara brand, including genome sequencing, expression profiling, data mining, technical support for immunotherapy research, and the production of custom reagents for gene therapy. Takara Bio Inc. is currently conducting clinical trials aimed at developing gene-based therapies for diseases such as cancer and AIDS, and the recent construction of a GMP-compliant production facility in Kusatsu City, Japan, has enabled the further expansion of the Takara brand to include clinical-grade products and services.
While the Takara brand encapsulates a wide assortment of product offerings, each is consistent with the mission of its parent company to improve the human condition through biotechnology, and this will remain a core principle as the brand continues to grow and evolve.
Takara Bio USA, Inc.
United States/Canada: +1.800.662.2566 • Asia Pacific: +1.650.919.7300 • Europe: +33.(0)1.3904.6880 • Japan: +81.(0)77.565.6999
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