Takara Bio Europe and Clontech Laboratories are members of the Takara Bio Group, a leading supplier of tools for life scientists worldwide.
Through our brand names Takara® and Clontech® we develop innovative technologies in the fields of Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Proteomics.
Takara Bio holds worldwide patents on Long and Accurate (LA) PCR, and has a reputation for producing high-performance PCR reagents and kits, including Ex Taq™, LA Taq™, PrimeSTAR™ Max DNA Polymerases. Takara Bio has developed an extensive portfolio of Real-time PCR and RT-PCR kits.
Clontech Laboratories, Inc. develops, manufactures and distributes a wide range of life science research reagents under the Clontech brand. Key products include SMARTer® cDNA synthesis kits for next generation sequencing, high-performance qPCR and PCR reagents, RT enzymes, the innovative In-Fusion™ cloning system, Tet-based inducible gene expression systems, Lenti X™ gene delivery systems and Living Colors® Fluorescent Proteins.