Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Qiagen to Market, Distribute Biomatrica's DNA-Storage Technology

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Qiagen said today that it will market and distribute Biomatrica’s room temperature DNA-storage technology.
 
Under the agreement, Qiagen will pay Biomatrica an up-front fee, followed by development milestone payments, commission, and royalties.
 
Biomatrica’s sample-storage system uses its SampleMatrix technology, which forms a protective seal around biomolecules. The samples are accessed through rehydration, the company said.
 
Biomatrica also offers sample-management software that can be used in low- and high-throughput research, and with biobanks.
 
Qiagen said the SampleMatrix technology is “highly synergistic” with its own sample-prep technology and is usable with its PCR-based genotyping and molecular testing products, and for comparative genomic studies.
 
The company said it expects to expand the exclusive agreement in the future to include Biomatrica’s technology to stabilize, ship, and store DNA molecules in blood and buccal-swab samples.
 
Financial details of the agreement were not released.

The Scan

Myotonic Dystrophy Repeat Detected in Family Genome Sequencing Analysis

While sequencing individuals from a multi-generation family, researchers identified a myotonic dystrophy type 2-related short tandem repeat in the European Journal of Human Genetics.

TB Resistance Insights Gleaned From Genome Sequence, Antimicrobial Response Assays

Researchers in PLOS Biology explore M. tuberculosis resistance with a combination of sequencing and assays looking at the minimum inhibitory concentrations of 13 drugs.

Mendelian Disease Genes Prioritized Using Tissue-Specific Expression Clues

Mendelian gene candidates could be flagged for further functional analyses based on tissue-specific transcriptome and proteome profiles, a new Journal of Human Genetics paper says.

Single-Cell Sequencing Points to Embryo Mosaicism

Mosaicism may affect preimplantation genetic tests for aneuploidy, a single-cell sequencing-based analysis of almost three dozen embryos in PLOS Genetics finds.