Taq polymerase from Fisher
Anton Scott Goustin
asg at cmb.biosci.wayne.edu
Wed Jul 26 15:01:33 EST 1995
Promega Corporation (Madison, WI) spent a good deal of money fighting
Hoffman-LaRoche's right to license the manufacture of Taq DNA
polymerase. They recently lost their battle.
I was a steady customer of theirs due to their price on M-1862 ($162 for
500 U), some 40-50% cheaper than all others. I would buy through
Fisher, and the product would come direct from Promega. The last time I
made this order, I was surprised. The product was labeled Fisher
Biotech, and came in quite different packaging, buffers, etc. I was
skeptical until I tried it. It seems to perform as well as the gold
standard (AmpliTaq, from Perkin-Elmer-Express).
Does anybody know who makes the Taq polymerase for Fisher?
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