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SGI-DNA Inks Distribution Deal With VWR

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – SGI-DNA, a subsidiary of Synthetic Genomics, announced today that it has signed a deal making VWR the exclusive North American and European distributor of its synthetic biology reagents and technologies.

Included in the deal are SGI-DNA's HiFi 1-Step, Ultra, and Site-Directed Mutagenesis kits for DNA construct assembly, all of which are based on the company's Gibson Assembly DNA cloning methodology.

Additional terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

"We are excited to add SGI-DNA to our life science portfolio," Stephan Labonté, senior vice president of marketing for VWR, said in a statement. "SGI-DNA's innovative technologies allow VWR to better support our customers in the rapidly developing field of synthetic biology."