ZyGem said Nov. 17 it penned a deal with laboratory supply and distribution powerhouse VWR that will allow the sale of its DNA extraction technology products throughout North and South America.
ZyGem opened a Solana Beach office in January where it employs 10 people. Its headquarters is in New Zealand.
The company scoured far-reaching places of the earth to come up with a collection of microorganisms for scientific use. Its DNA extraction technology extracts DNA from samples using a single closed-tube system, which the company says reduces the risk for contamination.
“We believe this technology is transforming and expect that greater access to our DNA extraction kits will facilitate the growing use of genetic analyses in diverse applications,” said Paul Kinnon, CEO of ZyGem, in a statement.
VWR, a global company with worldwide sales of $3.5 billion, sells products to the world’s top pharmaceutical and biotech companies, as well as industrial, educational and governmental organizations.
, Heather Chambers