Kapa Biosystems and VWR International, Inc. Sign Agreement to Distribute Next-Generation DNA Amplification Reagents in North America

Published: Jan 12, 2010

WOBURN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kapa Biosystems and VWR International, LLC announced today that they have entered into a non-exclusive North American distribution agreement for Kapa Biosystems' line of next-generation PCR reagents. Kapa Biosystems employs a high-throughput molecular evolution technology platform to engineer DNA-modifying enzymes for applications in DNA amplification, next-generation sequencing, and molecular diagnostics. Under the terms of the agreement, VWR has the rights to distribute Kapa Biosystems' portfolio of innovative products for applications such as high fidelity PCR, fast PCR, long range PCR, whole blood PCR, crude sample PCR, and single protocol PCR. VWR, a global laboratory supply and distribution company with worldwide sales in excess of $3.7 billion in 2008, enables the advancement of the world’s most critical research through the distribution of a highly diversified product line to most of the top pharmaceutical and biotech companies, as well as industrial, educational and governmental organizations.

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