NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Biomatrica said today that it has signed a worldwide distribution agreement with Sigma-Aldrich for its biomolecule stabilization products.

Under the agreement, Sigma-Aldrich has non-exclusive rights to distribute Biomatrica's products, which allow scientists to collect, stabilize, store, and ship biological samples such as purified DNA and RNA, as well as more complex specimens such as cells and tissues, at ambient temperatures.

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Nov
15
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Twist Bioscience

This webinar will discuss how Amyris, a biotechnology company that develops renewable products for a broad range of applications and industries, uses large-scale microbial engineering to support its manufacturing processes.

Nov
29
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Schott

This webinar will discuss how understanding the relative performance characteristics of glass and polymer substrates for in vitro diagnostic applications such as microarrays and microfluidics can help to optimize diagnostic performance.

Dec
03
Sponsored by
Advanced Cell Diagnostics

This webinar will demonstrate how a research team at the National Institutes of Health evaluated a novel in situ hybridization approach and applied it to study splice variants related to schizophrenia.

Dec
12
Sponsored by
Illumina

This webinar will discuss the use of shotgun metagenomics to identify children at risk of hospital-acquired infection.