October 1, 2013 (Vol. 33, No. 17)

Providing Solutions for Scientists across the Globe

Promega’s portfolio includes more than 2,500 products covering the fields of genomics, proteomics, cellular analysis, drug discovery, and genetic identity, reflecting 35 years of experience providing solutions for scientists. We continue to invest in key technologies and research, infrastructure, and individuals to provide responsive solutions for life scientists working in today’s rapidly changing laboratories. Headquartered in Madison, WI, Promega has branches in 15 countries and more than 50 global distributors serving 100 countries.

Key Technologies

Promega holds significant intellectual property rights and licenses in several areas that form a foundation for our portfolio, including: bioluminescence, STR detection, and protein labeling and capture technology. Additionally, we reinvest approximately 10% of our revenues annually in research and development. R&D teams around the globe work to integrate existing and newly developed chemistries with instrumentation and automation for complete start-to-finish workflow solutions.

Core technologies:

  • Bioluminescence
  • Short tandem repeat (STR) detection for cell-line authentication and human identification
  • HaloTag® protein labeling and capture technology
  • Integrated automation and instrumentation
  • Nucleic acid purification and detection
  • Amplification systems
  • Organic chemistry
  • Protein analysis
  • Enzyme purification
  • Human genetic identity products

Quality Manufacturing and Service

Promega first certified to international standards for quality management systems in 1998, and the Promega Madison, USA facility, maintains ISO 13485 certification for the manufacture of products intended for in vitro diagnostic (IVD) use. Currently, 15 Promega facilities around the world have certified to either the ISO 13485 or the ISO 9001 standard.

Full Manufacturing Capabilities include:

  • Flexible manufacturing and dispensing lines
  • Manufacturing within environmentally controlled spaces
  • Formulation and dispensing to requested volume specifications
  • Automated packaging of ambient kits—vision systems to perform 100% inspection of kit components and label content
  • Separation of pre- and post-amplification processes
  • State-of-the-art bioprocess equipment for consistent, high-quality product

Expanding cGMP Manufacturing
In 2013, Promega will open a new cGMP manufacturing facility, dedicated to serving customers who need molecular biology reagents for IVD assays. This includes components such as sample-preparation systems and reagents, which can be used in molecular diagnostic tests provided by other IVD medical device manufacturers. This state-of-the-art 260,000-square-foot complex will manufacture molecular technology tools on both committed (fixed) production lines and flexible manufacturing areas. The building will also house a customer experience center that includes spaces for training, laboratory demonstrations, conferences, and dining.

Custom Service
Custom solutions are essential to help high-throughput and clinical laboratories answer difficult questions quickly. We offer custom services on products for genomics, proteomics, cellular analysis, and high-throughput screening. Scientists can start with an existing Promega product and change the volume, concentration or formulation, the kit components, or the QA testing to meet a specific application. Or, they can work with a dedicated team of experts to create new reagents, technologies, or custom assays for a specific workflow.

Corporate Citizenship

At Promega, we realize our success depends upon the sustainable connections we forge among our people, the natural environment, and the communities where we work. In addition to providing solutions for our customers and driving our business, we also work to make sure that our business is operated sustainably by striving to reduce our impact on the natural environment, nurture the communities in which we operate, and support the growth and development of our employees.

Full Scientific Support and Service

We offer a range of services to help scientists succeed with Promega technologies: from product training to set up of automated systems to answering your questions via live chat, e-mail, or phone.

In the Field
Our Field Support and Applications Scientists will come to your laboratory or design online training specifically for your requirements. They can help implement and optimize Promega technologies on automated systems, customize protocols for new sample types, and help improve sample throughput.

At Your Fingertips
You can find a wealth of information to help answer technical questions using our technical resources available online or through our mobile apps. We have apps for desktop, iPad®, iPhone®, and Android devices.


2800 Woods Hollow Rd
Madison, WI 53711

Phone: 608.274.4330

Website: www.promega.com/capabilities

Date Founded: 1978

Number of Employees: 1,200+

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