CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ZyGEM Corp. Ltd., a developer and marketer of innovative products for the analysis of DNA and other nucleic acids, today announced that it has signed an OEM agreement with Saudi Diagnostics Limited (SDL) for ZyGEM's DNA and RNA extraction kits. SDL was established by the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC) as part of the Saudi Arabian government's drive to develop a biotechnology sector in the Kingdom. SDL specializes in the development of molecular genetic tests that are unique in their relevance to Arab populations.
"SDL is a pioneering institution dedicated to the development and provision of advanced biotechnology products and services in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East, and we are very pleased that they will be marketing our leading nucleic acid extraction products for a variety of research applications," said Paul Kinnon, CEO of ZyGEM. "This OEM agreement is the most recent example of our ongoing strategy of partnering with innovative companies to bring the advantages of our accurate, fast and easy-to-use RNA and DNA extraction technologies to researchers worldwide."
ZyGEM's line of nucleic acid extraction kits feature optimized formulations of proprietary enzymatic technologies that use a single-tube process to provide complete extraction of high quality DNA or RNA from specific sample types rapidly and cost effectively. ZyGEM's patented thermophilic enzymes have been isolated from the company's proprietary culture collection, consisting of rare microorganisms from extreme environments.
Established in 2007, SDL was the first company to offer molecular diagnostic tests in the Arabic Middle East that meet the rigorous College of American Pathologists (CAP) quality standards. SDL is now serving as the commercial arm of KFSH&RC for developing and spinning-out new biotechnology companies. KFSH&RC is Saudi Ar
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