Frequently Asked Questions

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Who are Dharmacon

As leaders in custom RNA synthesis, Dharmacon Inc was an early participant in the newly discovered field of RNA interference, and contributed several key scientific findings and some of the first commercially available, guaranteed to-silence siRNA reagents. This leadership continued through technical advances in bioinformatics and chemical modifications to improve performance. Today, our areas of research and research tools have expanded to support all aspects of RNAi interference; siRNA, lentiviral shRNA, tools for microRNA research and genome scale libraries for RNAi functional screens of genes, microRNAs and long non-coding RNAs. For over-expression, GE Healthcare has one of the largest collections of cDNAs and ORFs commercially available.

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How will the acquisition proceed?

Due Diligence
information is collected

Negotiation and Agreement
Both organizations begin formulating an Agreement as Due Diligence information is collected.

Announcement Planning/ Announcement
Announcement Planning begins as soon as there is a significant probability that the deal will be completed

External Regulatory Approval
Various regulatory approvals are required for a deal to be finalized.

Once all regulatory approvals have been received and all parties have met the terms and conditions of the Definitive Purchase Agreement, the deal can be closed.

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Improving Service

Our Customers Experience

  • Online – Website, support chat, mobile apps
  • Onsite – Streamlined ordering and invoicing
  • On the phone – High service levels for CS & TS


Solving Customer Problems at the Bench

  • Customer education and leading technical solutions
  • Providing important biological information for experimental design
  • Robust web tools (CRISPR configurator, HDR design tool, etc.)

Support Channel Partners

Extend Global Reach

  • Expand channel training efforts and local expert development
  • Optimize service levels through operational excellence
  • Strengthen identity & mind share, support growth

driven by our vision

Enabling scientific discovery

by developing and providing innovative, high quality RNA/DNA products, tools, and support for any application from basic research tools to pre-clinical development

Products and Expertise

Advanced gene editing and gene modulation tools for life science research and drug discovery

RNA synthesis


Functional genomics reagents

Individual gene analysis
Genome-scale screening


Algorithm development
Data analysis

Lentiviral manufacturing

High titer viral particles
Proprietary 5-plasmid technology

High-throughput cloning and library manufacturing

Genome-scale screening reagents
Sequence-verified clones


Algorithm development
Data analysis

  • 20 miles NW of Denver, 10 miles East of Boulder
  • Elevation: 5210 ft (1588 meters)
  • ISO9001:2008 certified for RNA, DNA and viral particle production
  • ~115 U.S. employees, ~135 globally
  • Total size: ~70,000 sq ft
  • Two buildings for Admin, Manufacturing and Distribution

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Dharmacon Employees
We're learners who love our community

  • ~30 PhDs in R&D and Commercial Operations
  • ~95 BS or MS
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • GE S.T.E.M. (Science Technology Engineering Math)
  • Green Activities (Earth Day, Bike to Work, Trail Clean up)


F.A.O K. Bailey, Horizon Discovery, Waterbeach, Cambridge


+44 (0)1223 976000

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