Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

VWR to Distribute ZyGEM's DNA Extraction Products

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.

The Scan

Harvard Team Report One-Time Base Editing Treatment for Motor Neuron Disease in Mice

A base-editing approach restored SMN levels and improved motor function in a mouse model of spinal muscular atrophy, a new Science paper reports.

International Team Examines History of North American Horses

Genetic and other analyses presented in Science find that horses spread to the northern Rockies and Great Plains by the first half of the 17th century.

New Study Examines Genetic Dominance Within UK Biobank

Researchers analyze instances of genetic dominance within UK Biobank data, as they report in Science.

Cell Signaling Pathway Identified as Metastasis Suppressor

A new study in Nature homes in on the STING pathway as a suppressor of metastasis in a mouse model of lung cancer.