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Oct 29, 2009

Veritas to Distribute ZyGem’s DNA Extraction Kits in Japan

  • A new agreement gives Veritas Japan exclusive distribution rights in Japan for ZyGEM's full line of DNA extraction kits. Veritas will also assist ZyGEM in developing and building its OEM business in that country.

    ZyGEM's technology uses a thermophilic enzyme to extract DNA from samples using a single closed-tube system. It has been validated for use in highly regulated applications including forensic analysis.



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Scientifically Studying Ecstasy

MDMA (commonly known as the empathogen “ecstasy”) is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which is reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. Two researchers from Stanford, however, call for a rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA's effects to identify precisely how the drug works, the data from which could be used to develop therapeutic compounds.

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