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Zymo, Hamilton Robotics Partner on Epigenetics Research Workflows

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Zymo Research announced today that it has partnered with Hamilton Robotics to create automated workflows for epigenetics research.

Under the terms of the collaboration, the companies will combine Zymo's products for DNA methylation detection and quantitation, as well as RNA and DNA extraction, with Hamilton Robotics' high-throughput automated liquid handling platforms. Zymo said that it has already created optimized methods for microbiomics and RNA isolation for use on Hamilton Robotics' platforms, and that additional integrated workflow methods will be released in the future.

Additional terms were not disclosed.

"Especially in diagnostics, epigenetics methods are transitioning into higher throughputs and sequencing," Debbie Bowers, vice president of robotic operations at Hamilton Robotics, said in a statement. "Our strategic partnership with Zymo Research allows researchers to assimilate quickly with an optimized and robust solution, without unknowns or time-consuming delays."