FAQ: Does NEB offer any BSA-free and/or animal origin-free restriction enzymes for linearization of plasmids for mRNA vaccine development?

Yes, NEB has formulated some restriction enzymes (including BspQI, an SapI isoschizomer) without animal-derived components and no BSA appears in their final formulation. In addition, we have several restriction enzymes available without BSA nor other animal-derived components in their final formulation. This list includes:

Other enzymes can be formulated upon request. Please inquire at customizedsolutions@neb.com.



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