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B Corp™ Certification Measures Environmental Sustainability and Much More

Posted on Thursday, April 8, 2021 By Lydia Morrison, M.S.

Can a biotech be a B Corp™? Yes! Learn about eco-friendly actions taken by New England Biolabs that helped the company earn B Corp certification.

Topic: Environment and social responsibility

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Using PaqCI® for Golden Gate Assembly - What Makes it a Special Addition to the NEB Assembly Portfolio?

Posted on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 By guest blogger Rebecca Kucera, M.S., NEB Principal Development Scientist

Read about our new 7-base recognition sequence Type IIS restriction enzyme and how it can be used for simple to complex 24-fragment Golden Gate Assembly, achieving our highest level of efficiency and fidelity yet.

Topic: Tips for the lab

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Ten ways to reduce laboratory waste

Posted on Thursday, April 1, 2021 By Nicole Kelesoglu

The best way to reduce laboratory waste is with "upstream thinking". Stop it before it starts. Here are ten actions that will help you to conserve life science lab resources and practice environmental stewardship, Earth Day and every day!

Topic: Environment and social responsibility

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Think differently about your molecular diagnostics partners

Posted on Monday, March 15, 2021 By Tom Evans, Ph.D. and Salvatore V. Russello, Ph.D., New England Biolabs, Inc

New England Biolabs® (NEB®) partners with customers globally to address the challenges faced by innovators developing the molecular diagnostics (MDx) technologies required to address public health and pandemic preparedness.

Topic: Tips for the lab

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Dr. Peter Hotez champions low cost COVID-19 vaccines and training scientists for science communication

Posted on Monday, March 1, 2021 By Nicole Kelesoglu

NEB Passion in Science Award® Winner and vaccine researcher Dr. Peter Hotez shares how low-cost vaccine biotechnology is being used to expand COVID-19 vaccine production globally, the urgency of opposing anti-science rhetoric, and insights from his new book Preventing the Next Pandemic: Vaccine Diplomacy in a Time of Anti-science.

Topic: Environment and social responsibility

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