Aldevron Breakthrough Blog

Top things to consider when returning to the lab in the era of COVID-19

The work you perform is essential, and returning to the lab during the COVID-19 era poses several challenges. When you work with a safety-first mindset during your workday and follow the lab and local government regulatory guidelines, you may continue to carry out your essential duties while posing little risk to yourself and those around you. Here are some tips on how to smoothly transition back to work in the lab.

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Investments in Innovative Methods: Rapid Sterility Testing

Speed, control and comparable results: these are among the foremost needs of contract development and manufacturing organizations (CDMOs) and our clients when it comes to plasmid DNA that will be used to support cell and gene therapy at a research, clinical and commercial level. As an early adopter of rapid sterility testing, Aldevron delivers on all three.

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What to Consider When Using DIY Kits for Plasmid DNA Production

Plasmid DNA purification has come a long way since Herbert Boyer and Stanley N. Cohen's experiments in the early 1970s. Molecular biology is now dominated by the various ways recombinant DNA and RNA can be manipulated, and purification techniques have evolved to meet this demand. In sharp contrast to the complicated, labor-intensive efforts that were needed in previous decades to extract even a small amount of DNA, there are now numerous easy-to-use DIY kits available that enable researchers to obtain the DNA they need.

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Virtual Facility Audits Now Available

Challenging times require creative solutions. Especially now, when in-person contact is discouraged yet first-hand, observed information is critical, we all depend on fresh ways to think about how we provide access and insight.

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Advanced HVAC - The Cornerstone of Aldevron Cleanrooms

Aldevron has taken the basic design of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems (HVAC) for biological manufacturing clean rooms a step beyond the industry standard. The result is a super-clean system in our primary facility that allows us to produce the highest quality plasmid DNA, proteins and enzymes. In fact, from a cleanliness standpoint the Aldevron HVAC system is the cleanest I’ve worked on in my 20 years in the industry. 

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Celebrating National DNA Day

In this short video, learn how plasmids are revolutionizing personalized medicine with its wide array of applications. This overview is a perfect introduction to share with the non-scientist and students!

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