Council for Scientific and Industrial Research South Africa

The offering is a large library of molecular biology enzymes. Among these, DNA Ligases, DNA polymerases and DNA endonucleases (comprising guided genome editing nucleases).  This pipeline of technologies and product prospects at different stages of development were identified and captured using metagenomics from SA's rich biodiversity, with a focus on the Kogelberg Biodiversity Hotspot in the Cape Floral Kingdom. 

The most advanced technology in this portfolio is a process for the manufacture of a novel, highly active differentiated DNA ligase enzyme, isolated through metagenomics from SA's rich biodiversity.

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