Transportation often comprises a substantial cost for the production and sales of many high-added-value proteins. Particularly in international transportation, where dry ice is required to maintain the stability of protein samples, the freight costs can be extraordinarily high, at times even surpassing the price of the products themselves. This undeniably exerts substantial economic pressure on customers. SBS Genetech, a proactive biotech company, has mitigated this issue through two methods.
Enhancing Thermal Stability: Molecular-level Modification
Through innovative technology at the molecular level, SBS Genetech has improved the thermal stability of proteins. For instance, our T4 UvsX Recombinease, after modification, has shown no significant activity change at 40 degrees for a month. This means we can replace expensive dry ice shipping with regular ice pack shipping, with almost no change in the production cost of the product. This not only reduces shipping costs but also minimizes environmental impact.
Application of Lyophilization Technology: Lowering Transportation Requirements
The second method involves introducing advanced lyophilization technology. Several proteins, such as our Cas protein series (e.g. Cas13a Nuclease, Cas12a Nuclease), can now be offered in the form of lyophilized powder. This means these proteins can be transported at room temperature, circumventing the hefty dry ice transportation fees. Although the lyophilization process slightly elevates the product price, the significant reduction in overall transportation costs still notably decreases the comprehensive cost of the product.
Currently, at SBS Genetech, approximately 25% of protein products exhibit high thermal stability, and about 35% of protein products can be provided in lyophilized form. Customers can identify the form by checking whether the top left corner of the product icon is marked with "Lyophilized" or "Lyophilized ver. avl." (meaning lyophilized version available).
Our Commitment and Contribution
Since 2000, SBS Genetech has been at the forefront of providing solutions in life sciences. We offer safer, superior quality, and more cost-effective products to preeminent researchers in nearly 60 countries, empowering them to make new discoveries in biology. Our products have been widely utilized in academic research, with results often published in leading academic journals like Science, Cell, Cancer Cell, and Cell Metabolism. We firmly believe that through continuous innovation and research, we will continually infuse new vitality and possibilities into the field of life sciences.
On the path of science, SBS Genetech will always stand shoulder to shoulder with researchers, exploring the unknown, embracing challenges, and jointly promoting the advancement of biotechnology. We thank all the researchers who trust and choose our products; it is your relentless exploration that constantly pushes the frontier of science forward, gradually unveiling the mysteries of life.