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Biomatrica, ATCC Sign Licensing Deal

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Biomatrica and ATCC today said they have completed a licensing agreement to supply reagents for stabilizing DNA and RNA standards.

Under the terms of the agreement, Biomatrica will supply to ATCC its DNAstable and RNAstable reagents. Financial and other terms were not disclosed.

Biomatrica, based in San Diego, develops products for the ambient storage of biological samples, such as purified DNA, RNA, and proteins, as well as tissue, cell lines, biopsies, and whole blood. Manassas, Va.-based ATCC supplies molecular genomic tools, microorganisms, biological materials, and other products to researchers.

Biomatrica Co-founder and CEO Judy Muller-Cohn said in a statement that ATCC provides standards to a variety of research laboratories in academic institutions. "By preparing their standards in an ambient temperature stable format, we can reduce ATCC's and their customers' costs for cold chain storage and shipping, as well as secure valuable reagents from potential degradation," she said.