Scarab Genomics has launched the White Glove IS Detection Kit to test for the presence of transposable Insertion Sequence (IS) elements in a DNA of interest.

The White Glove IS Detection Kit can be used to detect the presence of IS elements in the genomes of commonly used E coli strains.

The kit can also be used to determine which elements have transposed from these genomes into a plasmid of interest propagated in these strains, said the company.

Scarab Genomics, a Madison, WI biotechnology company, which offers Clean Genome E coli Strains for DNA and protein production. Based on Dr Fred Blattner’s expertise in the new technology of genome engineering, the K-12 genome has been reduced to remove non-essential genes and problematic DNA elements.

Genome reduction provides enhanced genetic stability and improved host safety, while retaining robust growth on minimal media, making these strains ideal for biotherapeutic production. Additional reduced strains are currently being produced and tested.