NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – ZyGem said today that it has partnered with Zee Tags to non-exclusively co-market ZyGem’s DNA extraction kits worldwide for use in livestock breeding.
ZyGem, which makes DNA extraction and detection and diagnostics kits, said its LivestockGEN uses thermophilic enzymes to extract DNA from samples in a closed-tube system, simplifying the workflow and minimizing risks and error. The company said its kits can provide PCR-ready DNA for 96 samples in 20 minutes.
Both companies are based in New Zealand and ZyGem has an office in the United States.
Zee Tags is focused on developing and selling identification systems for cattle, sheep, deer, and other livestock.