Touchlight opens its new manufacturing facility in a newly-renovated Victorian-era building. (Credit: Touchlight)

DNA man­u­fac­tur­er Touch­light ex­pands its cam­pus to Vic­to­ri­an-era wa­ter­works build­ing

The man­u­fac­tur­ing spaces for any type of DNA work may bring up im­ages of a large, win­dow­less, ware­house-type build­ing, or a more mod­ern fa­cade donned with glass, but one man­u­fac­tur­er is con­vert­ing an old Vic­to­ri­an-style build­ing in­to a new man­u­fac­tur­ing site.

Touch­light, a UK-based pro­duc­er of a pro­pri­etary en­zy­mat­ic DNA prod­uct it calls “dog­gy­bone DNA,” or dbD­NA, which has a schemat­ic struc­ture that’s lin­ear and dou­ble-strand­ed, giv­ing the ap­pear­ance of a dog bone, has opened the doors to a re­de­vel­oped and ex­pand­ed man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­i­ty that is housed with­in a for­mer Vic­to­ri­an-era wa­ter­works build­ing on the Riv­er Thames in the Bor­ough of Hamp­ton in West Lon­don. Ac­cord­ing to a re­lease, the ex­pand­ed fa­cil­i­ty has tripled Touch­light’s man­u­fac­tur­ing out­put and can pro­duce more than 8 kg of DNA prod­uct a year.

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