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Finnzymes Oy | Date: 2011-09-09

The present invention relates to genetic engineering and especially to the use of DNA transposition complex of bacteriophage Mu. In particular, the invention provides a gene transfer system for eukaryotic cells, wherein in vitro assembled Mu transposition complexes are introduced into a target cell and subsequently transposition into a cellular nucleic acid occurs. The invention further provides a kit for producing insertional mutations into the genomes of eukaryotic cells. The kit can be used, e.g., to generate insertional mutant libraries.


Patent
Finnzymes Oy | Date: 2011-04-01

The invention relates to a sample processing apparatus comprising a holder for a microtiter plate comprising a plurality of microwells, optical measurement unit for measuring optical responses of samples dosed to the microwells, and a computing unit configured to analyze the optical responses in order to detect dosing failures in said plurality of microwells, and if a dosing failure has been detected in one or more of the microwells, to communicate the existence of the dosing failure to a user of the apparatus through signaling means or to store data indicative of the dosing failure to data storage means for further use. In particular, the invention relates to detecting dosing failures in before, during and after a PCR process.


Patent
Finnzymes Oy | Date: 2011-10-04

Polymorphisms are present throughout an organisms genome, and understanding which alleles are present in a particular organisms genome can be advantageous. When probing the identity of these alleles, one must minimize incorrect readings due to inefficiencies in the system. In hydrolysis probe applications, these inefficiencies may be due to over-activity of an exonuclease functionality that excises nucleotides from probes that are only partially, complementary to a region of a target. The present invention provides a mixture that contains a plurality of polymerases including one that has a 53 exonuclease functionality and one that lacks or substantially lacks it, each in a sufficient relative amount and concentration to increase efficiencies of the system.


Transposon nucleic acids comprising a transposon end sequence and a calibration sequence for DNA sequencing in the transposon end sequence. In one embodiment, the transposon end sequence is a Mu transposon end. A method for the generation of DNA fragmentation library based on a transposition reaction in the presence of a transposon end with the calibration sequence providing facilitated downstream handling of the produced DNA fragments, e.g., in the generation of sequencing templates.


A method for the generation of DNA fragmentation library based on a transposition reaction in the presence of a transposon end with an engineered cleaveage site providing facilitated downstream handling of the produced DNA fragments, e.g., in the generation of sequencing templates. Transposon nucleic acids comprising a transposon end sequence and an engineered cleaveage site located in the sequence, e.g., in Mu transposon end sequence, are disclosed.

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