The initial concept for this technology was inspired by aerospace engineering on planes, almost 6 years ago. Building a DNA synthesizer is almost like building a small jet engine. Both utilize the science of air pressure, air flow, vibration, fluidics, and thermodynamics inside of complex, mechanical engineering.
Most companies would have partnered with a lab automation company. However, these companies have a higher tolerance for errors than commercial engineers. Most scientists have experienced this personally when lab equipment goes down for maintenance. It happens so often that downtime is almost an accepted, social norm in the life science industry. We rejected the assumption that lab equipment cannot be both sophisticated and robust. We decided to take the path less traveled.
In aerospace engineering, downtime is unacceptable. Lives are at stake. For this reason, Eurofins Genomics partnered with a commercial-grade, aerospace engineering company to capture the same level of reliability and reproducibility found in airline industry.
Eurofins Genomics started 30 years ago as a small start-up company on the west coast. We developed a new synthesizer that revolutionized the industry at that time, by providing oligos at a much lower cost than it was previously thought possible. Three decades later and we are still the same company. We are still developing revolutionary new technology. Our mission is still to progress science and support the scientific community. You might say innovation is in our DNA.
- Reliable—consistent, controlled, and precise reagent flow ensure low QC failures
- Robust—phosphoramidite chemistry ensures >99.5% coupling efficiencies
- Rapid–increase in reagent dispensing and solvent removal speeds
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