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VWR Extends Distribution Deal for ZyGem Products

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – VWR International has extended its non-exclusive distribution rights for ZyGem's DNA extraction kits in Europe, ZyGem said today.

The Solana Beach, Calif.-based firm said that VWR has been distributing the kits in North and South America since November 2008. Under the terms of the new pact, VWR will have the right to distribute the DNA extraction products for life science research, forensic, agriculture, and animal health applications throughout Europe.

ZyGem's preGem kits use a thermophilic enzyme to extract DNA from samples using a single closed-tube system. The firm said that the kits enable high-throughput extraction of 384 samples in less than 30 minutes.

Financial and other terms of the distribution deal were not disclosed.

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