The agreement provides Qiagen with exclusive marketing rights for Biomatrica’s existing products for the storage of purified DNA beginning June, 2008. SampleMatrix® DNA storage products will continue to be available directly from Biomatrica for the next year. Biomatrica says its SampleMatrix products make it possible for scientists to store and ship purified DNA and cell samples at room temperature. All samples are ready for use in any downstream application such as PCR, transformation, transfection, sequencing, genotyping, STR analysis, etc.
Biomatrica’s SampleMatrix technology and Qiagen’s exclusive rights are expected to be broadened to include the stabilization, shipping, and storage of DNA molecules in blood and buccal swab samples for subsequent purification of the stabilized DNA for any kind of downstream application and for use in all markets. The existing and future products will be manufactured by Biomatrica and exclusively marketed and sold by Qiagen.