NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – New Zealand-based ZyGEM today said that lab supply and distribution firm VWR International will exclusively distribute the firm’s DNA extraction products to the life science research, forensics, diagnostics, agriculture, and animal health markets in North and South America.
ZyGEM’s technology uses a thermophilic enzyme to extract DNA from samples using a single closed-tube system. The firm said that its approach can significantly reduce the time and cost of DNA extractions while simplifying laboratory workflow, minimizing error, reducing the risk of contamination.
“We believe this technology is transforming and expect that greater access to our DNA extraction kits will facilitate the growing use of genetic analyses in diverse applications,” ZyGEM CEO Paul Kinnon said in a statement.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.