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Transposagen's piggyBac™ Vectors to be Distributed by System Biosciences
Date:5/11/2011

LEXINGTON, Ky., and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Transposagen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Transposagen) and System Biosciences (SBI), both leaders in genetic modification technology, have announced a non-exclusive marketing and distribution agreement between the two biotechnology companies involving Transposagen's piggyBac™ technology.

The piggyBac Genetic Modification System enables researchers to:

  • Alter the genomes of numerous animal species with a simple transfection
  • Reprogram somatic cells into induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells
  • Perform highly efficient and cost-effective non-viral gene delivery
  • Reverse genomic modifications with footprint-free transposon removal

  • The piggyBac DNA transposon technology is already being utilized in multiple research areas, such as gene therapy, regenerative medicine, cell line engineering, and animal model creation. "We are excited to add the world's most efficient and cost-effective non-viral reprogramming technology to our already impressive catalog of stem cell and microRNA research reagents," said Dr. Travis Antes, the Director of Product Development at SBI.  

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    Researchers in academia and the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries can now purchase piggyBac™ vectors produced with SBI's high standards of manufacturing and quality control. Transposagen's piggyBac™ technology will be paired with SBI's existing leading-edge technologies to further broaden the utility of piggyBac™. SBI will also use piggyBac™ in custom vectors and cell lines for customers. Furthermore, Transposagen and SBI have agreed to collabora
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