The field of synthetic biology has grown exponentially with the sequencing of multiple genomes, decreases in DNA synthesis costs, advances in bioinformatics and DNA design programs, and expansion of the synthetic biologist’s toolbox to include a vast array of modular parts for construction of custom systems. The design-build-test-learn cycle, previously used mostly in engineering fields, has become a feasible and readily applied approach to create new biological systems rapidly.
Cell-free protein expression, or in vitro transcription (TX) and translation (TL) platforms, have led to an acceleration of design-build-test cycles. Independent from cell viability and growth, cell-free expression technology allows on-demand manipulation of reaction conditions and easy access to analytes due to the lack of cell walls. With the myTXTL Cell-Free Expression system from Daicel Arbor Biosciences, expression can be carried out in as little as a few hours and streamlined to analyzing hundreds to thousands of designs simultaneously with automated liquid handlers. We also provide a repository of plasmids for rapid prototyping of gene circuits in the myTXTL system.
At Daicel Arbor Biosciences, we thrive on bringing diverse applications and creative customer ideas to fruition. Synthetic biology involves the intersection of multiple fields and our scientists have a diverse background in biology, chemistry and engineering to help execute innovative designs for unique applications. We provide high-quality, affordable products for custom projects to researchers worldwide, and our team of experienced scientists are readily available to assist with designing and optimizing your custom synthetic biology project.