Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Zymo Research Inks Distribution Deal With VWR

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Zymo Research said today that it has signed a North American distribution agreement for its nucleic acid products with global lab product supplier VWR.

Under the terms of the deal, both companies will sell Zymo's DNA purification, RNA extraction, microbiomic analysis, and epigenetics products throughout North America. According to Zymo, the arrangement will provide it with an expanded distribution channel to pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and manufacturing customers, including clients in the environmental testing, water treatment, food quality, and bioremediation markets.

Additional terms were not disclosed.

"Our partnership with VWR will open many more distribution channels for Zymo Research's products to other scientific markets that we currently are not able to serve," Marc Van Eden, Zymo's vice president of business development, said in a statement. "Partnering with VWR is a win-win situation in that not only does Zymo Research reach a larger customer base, but we also bring value to VWR's portfolio of nucleic acid products."

The Scan

RNA Editing in Octopuses Seems to Help Acclimation to Shifts in Water Temperature

A paper in Cell reports that octopuses use RNA editing to help them adjust to different water temperatures.

Topical Compound to Block EGFR Inhibitors May Ease Skin Toxicities, Study Finds

A topical treatment described in Science Translational Medicine may limit skin toxicities seen with EGFR inhibitor therapy.

Dozen Genetic Loci Linked to Preeclampsia Risk in New GWAS

An analysis of genome-wide association study data in JAMA Cardiology finds genetic loci linked to preeclampsia that have ties to blood pressure.

Cancer Survival Linked to Mutational Burden in Pan-Cancer Analysis

A pan-cancer paper appearing in JCO Precision Oncology suggests tumor mutation patterns provide clues for predicting cancer survival that are independent of other prognostic factors.