Custom BNA Oligonucleotide Synthesis

Custom BNA Oligonucleotide Synthesis

As a leading biotechnology company, BOC Sciences provides bridging nucleic acid (BNA) oligonucleotide synthesis services to customers worldwide with its proprietary nucleic acid technology. The third-generation nucleic acid analog, BNA, has better affinity and stability, and can better meet the specific needs of customers.

BOC Sciences' BNA Oligos Synthesis Service

ServiceCustom BNA Oligonucleotide Synthesis
  • Standard scales: from 0.05 µmol to 1.0 µmol. (other scales are available upon request)
  • Large-scale synthesis
PurificationDesalted, deprotected, PAGE, HPLC, and/or MS
Quality ControlAll custom BNA are manufactured under strict SOP quality control processes and checked for their quality

What is Bridged Nucleic Acid?

Bridging nucleic acid (BNA) is a novel nucleic acid analogue. The first generation BNA, LNA, is a bicyclic nucleotide analogue. LNA has good RNA-specific binding affinity. The second generation BNA, BNANC (2'-O,4'-amino ethylene bridging nucleic acid) is a six-membered bridging oligonucleotide. Oligonucleotides containing BNANC are more thermostable and water-soluble and lead to RNase H degradation of the target RNA. The new generation of BNA contains a five-membered or six-membered bridged structure with a fixed" C3'-endo sugar puckering. This bridge binds to the 2', 4' position of the ribose to obtain a 2', 4'-BNA monomer. The potential of the new generation BNA is the iteration of various BNAs. Such as, the recent synthesis of (S)-cEt-BNA, amino-BNA (AmNA), sulphonamide-BNA, guanidino-BNA and benzylidene acetal-type BNA. Compared with the previous generations of restricted nucleic acids (LNA or BNANC), the new generation of BNA exhibits a remarkably high affinity for its complementary strand. Their extraordinary levels of sensitivity and specificity for nucleic acid resistance make BNAs an excellent tool for the development of high-value detection systems and therapeutic products.

The structure of BNAcoc  and other 2', 4', BNANC  nucleic acids. Fig. 1 The structure of BNAcoc and other 2', 4' BNANC nucleic acids. (Kim S, 2015)

Advantages of BNA Oligos

Incorporation of BNA into oligonucleotides allows the production of modified synthetic oligonucleotides with the following characteristics:

  • Strong binding affinity to complementary single-stranded DNA or RNA
  • Improve selectivity and specificity of hybridization
  • Assess its double-strand formation ability for ssDNA or dsRNA
  • Better resistance to nucleases and better flexibility
  • Compared with common DNA or RNA oligonucleotides, the resulting oligonucleotides have good water solubility

Applications of BNA Oligos

  • DNase and ribozyme
  • Biosensor
  • Antigen inhibition
  • Gapmer antisense studies
  • Inhibition of RNA function
  • In vivo and in vitro delivery
  • RNAi
  • RT-PCR
  • AS-PCR
  • ISH


  1. Kim S; et al. Bridged nucleic acids (BNAs) as molecular tools. 2015.
  2. Soler-Bistué A; et al. Bridged nucleic acids reloaded. Molecules. 2019 Jun 21; 24(12): 2297.
* Only for research. Not suitable for any diagnostic or therapeutic use.
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