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Gene Synthesis

custom gene synthesis service

Custom Gene Synthesis Service


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Biomatik has been proudly serving 10,000+ scientists since 2002. Biomatik is proud to offer high quality and speedy gene synthesis service at the most affordable prices in the industry. 

Our extensive experience in gene synthesis technologies has afforded us the capability to take on the most complex of gene sequences. Unlike traditional molecular cloning technologies, Biomatik’s gene synthesis service offers cost-effective solutions and quick turn-around time for your custom DNA synthesis, cloning, and/or recombinant expression project needs. We also offer a wide range of downstream services, including subcloning, mutagenesis, and plasmid preparations.

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Gene Synthesis Service Highlights

    • Over 98% success rate with "No Gene, No Charge" policy.
    • Free codon optimization upon request.
    • Free subcloning into one of our in-stock vectors - 120+ vectors to choose from!
    • Fast turnaround time with 100% sequence accuracy guarantee.
    • Site directed mutagenesis service starting from $150.
    • One-stop for custom gene, peptide, protein, and antibody services.
Deliverables, Turnaround Time and Pricing
  • 4 µg of lyophilized plasmid containing the sequence verified gene insert.
  • QC data includes: project QA report, complete construct map, and sequence chromatogram. See Sample QA Report.
LengthTATList PriceSpecial Offer
up to 1.5 kb 2 weeks $0.20/bp 10% welcome discount
1.5-3 kb 2-3 weeks $0.20/bp 10% welcome discount
3-5 kb 3-5 weeks $0.24/bp 10% welcome discount
5+ kb Please Inquire

- Discounts may vary depending on the gene length, complexity and the order volume. Minimum $150/gene. 
- Turnaround time (TAT) is an estimated time only; it does not reflect any production difficulties, if so encountered.
- Best price guarantee - we will match/beat a lower price from any reputable competitor.

Complimentary Gene Codon Optimization

To achieve stable and enhanced heterologous protein expression levels, Biomatik offers complimentary codon optimization service to improve codon usage in one or multiple host cell systems. This is a powerful tool when we can combine our synthetic DNA technologies with our proprietary optimization algorithm to achieve the highest possible expression levels in any given host system. There are a variety of critical parameters taken into consideration, including but not limited to:

• Codon usage bias
• GC content
• CpG dinucleotide content
• mRNA secondary structure
• Cryptic splicing sites
• Premature PolyA sites
• Internal chi sites and ribosomal binding sites
• Negative CpG islands
• RNA instability motif (ARE)
• Repeat sequences (direct repeats, reverse repeats, and Dyad repeats)
• Restriction sites that may interfere with cloning

During the gene synthesis quotation request, simply request gene optimization is needed and indicate the expression host species and we will provide a full optimized report for your review.

Cloning and Expression Vectors

Biomatik offers complimentary cloning into a standard cloning vectors for each of your gene synthesis project. We can also subclone your synthesized gene into one of our available expression vectors, for a small subcloning fee. Please note that all of our vectors are supplied free of charge, for laboratory research use only, but not to be used for any commercial purposes. View/Download Vector List.

Biomatik Gene Synthesis Standard Workflow

There are 6 basic steps involved in generating a synthetic gene sequence:
1. Chemical synthesis of short oligonucleotides.
2. Oligonucleotides annealing by ligation or polymerase reactions.
3. Cloning of gene sequences into specific vectors.
4. Screening of E. coli clones to identify putative candidates.
5. Sequencing to verify correct plasmid sequence.
6. Lyophilization of purified plasmid.


Why Choose Biomatik?

Biomatik has been trusted among top scientists and researchers from around the world for quality products and custom services since 2002. To date, Biomatik has delivered 70,000+ custom made products to our customers worldwide. Learn why Biomatik has been trusted by thousands of researchers worldwide by viewing our customer testimonials, selected publications and 3,000+ publications citing our fine products and services at Google Scholar.

"I've been universally happy with your company." 
-- Dr. Koder, Department of Physics, The City College of New York, USA

"The different groups have all found your service very good and this is why another group has decided to go with your company as it has been highly recommended."
-- Dr. Heilbronn, College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, UK

Gene Synthesis Quotation and Ordering

Our gene synthesis quotation request and ordering processes involve 3 simple steps:
1. Submit your custom gene sequence information and cloning specifications online.
2. Our Technical Support personnel will provide a formal project price quote and answer any technical questions.
3. Initiate production by providing a formal PO or pay with credit card through our online ordering system.

Gene Synthesis Service Knowledge Base

Gene Synthesis FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions about the Biomatik Gene Synthesis services. If you have any other questions, please contact us at and we will be happy to assist you.

1. Do you have customer testimonials and publications citing your gene synthesis service?
Please click to view some of our customer testimonials and selected publications. Please check out Google Scholar for more publications citing our products and services.

2. How do you guarantee the sequence accuracy of my genes? What QC data will be provided?
We guarantee 100% accuracy by sequencing. You will receive complete QC data. Each gene comes with complete QC data which includes project QA report report, construct map, complete sequence, sequence verifying data (chromatograms) and alignment file.

3. How are genes shipped? How long does it take for shipping?
We deliver 4µg of lyophilized plasmid, which contains your target gene in our standard vector or in your desired vector. We can prepare more plasmid (up to a few milligrams) upon request. The plasmid is shipped at room temperature. Overnight delivery within USA/Canada. Typically 3-4 days to reach researchers in other countries.

4. What is the typical turnaround time for gene synthesis?
Our typical turnaround time is 2-3 weeks for a standard gene under 2-3 kb. The turn-around time varies depending on the gene length, subcloning and difficulty.

5. What vectors can be used to clone the gene?
Biomatik offers several standard vectors for subcloning, free of charge. For example: pBluescript II SK(+)-Amp, pBSK(+) Simple-Amp, pBSK(+) Simple-Kan, pUC57-Amp and pUC57-Kan. We can also subclone your gene into any vector of your choice, at additional cost.

6. What is the maximum gene length that Biomatik can synthesize?
Although gene synthesis method has no theoretical limits, longer genes require extra planning and have a longer turnaround time, and can sometimes be very difficult to synthesize. We encourage our customers to synthesize no more than 10kb in length. It costs much more, and takes longer time to synthesize genes longer than 10kb.

7. Can Biomatik synthesize "difficult" genes?
We have extensive experience in synthesizing difficult genes. Our synthesis platform allows us to produce very complex genes with high GC content, repetitive elements, or wobble bases. Our method is very reliable across a large range of AT to GC ratios. We have already synthesized genes with a GC content of over 85% successfully. If your gene has a high GC content of >70%, and additional critical features such as many repetitive elements, you should contact our support team prior to ordering a gene.

8. What is the difference between oligo synthesis and gene synthesis?
Oligo synthesis creates single-stranded DNA with limited length (normally up to 180 bases). Oligos are not cloned into a vector. Genes can be 20kb or longer and uses a double-stranded synthesis that is cloned into a vector for delivery.

9. Can you explain more about codon optimization?
Codon optimization is recommended to achieve optimal expression of recombinant proteins. Biomatik can help re-code the gene sequences according to scientifically researched algorithms, free of charge. Different genes encoding the same protein can have expression in totally different levels. Most proteins are often difficult to express outside their original species or to over-express even within their native species. Altering the coding sequence by codon optimization to increase protein expression is highly recommended.

10. Can Biomatik optimize a gene for a specific organism or even for two specific organisms?
Expression in different organisms or tissue types is often enhanced by the use of a special subset of codons. For many organisms and tissues, codon usage tables have been computed from genes with high expression in these target organisms and tissues. By adjusting the codon usage of your synthetic gene to the codon usage of your host organism, you will likely increase its expression efficiency, consequently, and the yield of the expressed protein. We can also optimize a gene using a mixed codon table computed from the codon usage tables of the two organisms.

11. Which is preferable between gene synthesis and gene modification?
It depends on the complexity of the necessary modifications. If they are scattered across the whole gene and abundant, a complete synthesis is probably advisable. A synthesis also gives you the opportunity to optimize many other features of the gene such as codon usage, restriction sites, introns adapted to the expression host, etc. Modification of an existing gene, on the other hand, is preferable if the modifications are few or are clustered in a small part of the gene. Simple hybrids should also be made by conventional modification procedures.

12. What is the difference between gene synthesis and fragment synthesis?
With gene synthesis, you receive a plasmid where the target gene is subcloned into a vector of your choice. With fragment synthesis, you receive a ligation product without being subcloned into a vector. The ligation product is immediate product of gene synthesis, which is sequenced and checked for any errors. You must ligate the ligation product into a vector in your own lab. Since a small amount of incorrect bases at any position cannot be seen during sequencing (it is overshadowed by the large number of correct bases at that position), you have to transform a host with the vector and screen for correct clones. This is compensated by the much lower price of the ligation product. In our gene synthesis service, we handle the ligation, transformation and screening. You receive the complete plasmid with your gene insert.

13. Can I also use degenerated base positions (which contain more than one nucleotide, i.e. wobble bases)?
Yes, you can. We offer this service for completely degenerated positions (all four nucleotides in roughly the same amount) without an additional fee. Ask for more complex degenerations (e.g. only A and T) - they are also possible without any problems. Please note that the exact ratio of all bases at a degenerated position cannot be predicted.

14. Isn't it less expensive to synthesize the gene on my own?
Unless you have a method considerably simpler than that invented by Khorana in the 1970’s, you will need many ligation and cloning steps requiring several weeks, if not months, of work. A Biomatik gene with up to 2000 bp can be delivered as fast as 2-3 weeks. It is not only economical, but it also saves you precious time.

15. Do you have a comparison between PCR cloning and gene synthesis?

PCR Cloning (1000bp)Gene Synthesis (1000bp)
Cost Minimum $1000 to cover one marathon-ready cDNA libraries, 
normally 3 or more mutations to be corrected, PCR cloning kit, primers, sequencing, enzyme etc. Labor cost is extra.
$200 or less for normal sequence. Labor cost is included
Codon Optimization Difficult, challenging Easy, flexible
Time Several weeks, with no guarantee Typically delivered in 2 weeks


Contact Information

Please obtain a quote before ordering, and refer to the quote number when you place an order. Orders are typically confirmed within 24 hours.

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  • By Fax: 1-877-221-3515 (USA/Canada) or 1-519-231-0140 (International)
  • By Phone: 1-800-836-8089 (USA/Canada) or 1-519-489-7195 (International)




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