Ocimum Biosolutions Inc. Acquires New Distribution Partner for Spoligotyping Kits in Europe

Published: Nov 08, 2012

Hyderabad, India, Nov 1st, 2012: Ocimed GmbH signed a distribution agreement for Ocimum Biosolutions’ research product Spoligotyping Kit. Preferred by customers in tuberculosis research, pharma companies, and in many other sectors, Spoligotyping Kit (spacer oligonucleotide typing kits) can detect and type Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex bacteria in clinical samples.

Ocimed GmbH, based in Friedberg/Hessen, Germany will distribute the kits in Europe. The internationally acclaimed research aid has customers in India as well as across the globe, especially in the United States and in Asia. While the kits have many buyers in Europe, this strategic move aims at increasing the customer base in that region while ensuring better quality of service to the existing customers.

Ms. Anu Acharya, CEO of Ocimum Biosolutions, said, “Our Spoligotyping Kit has been sold in more than 30 countries for over 10 years and has over 150 publications referencing it. With the growing threat of TB worldwide, we found that Ocimed with its focus in this area a very suitable partner.”.

About Ocimed:

Established in 2011, Ocimed is committed to providing products for better health in the European Union and across the globe. With 20+ years of expertise in the life sciences industry and extensive global contacts, they bring to their clients many value added products, services and solutions.

Their portfolio of services has four divisions. Medical devices division focuses on reselling innovative medical devices, all with the required certification. Research products division brings novel lab aids that give an edge to research. Consulting Services division works in collaboration with highly reputed organizations in the domain to provide services to meet research needs. Product Sourcing and Contract Development division works with vendors and clients across the globe to handle high volume requirements for raw materials, alternative medicines and other products.

About Ocimum Biosolutions:

Ocimum Biosolutions is a leading integrated global genomics outsourcing partner with solutions spanning Bioresearch Design and Execution; Data Analytics and Insights; Laboratory, Sample & Data Management; and Integrated Solutions. Ocimum provides comprehensive genomic services and reference databases; data analysis; life science lab information management solutions; and also offers both research level and GLP-compliant services. Majority of the top 25 pharma and biotech companies and leading research institutes worldwide have chosen Ocimum as their preferred genomics outsourcing partner. Ocimum has received several awards including “Bioinformatics Company of the Year” awards for 2010 and 2011, from BioSpectrum, “Fastest Growing Life Sciences Company in India”, Red Herring Asia 100, “IT Innovation Award” by NASSCOM and has been named in the Deloitte list of Fastest Growing companies in Asia, four years in a row.

For more information, please visit www3.ocimumbio.com

About Spoligotyping Kit:

Spoligotyping Kit is a simple, inexpensive, and effective tool for Tuberculosis/Mycobacterium research. This technique is highly useful for clinical samples as it can detect the causative bacteria and is capable of providing epidemiological information on strain identities. The specificity and sensitivity of this technique has been found to be 98% and 96% respectively with the clinical samples.

Spoligotyping is a RLB (Reversed Line Blotting) technique offers an alternative for typical Southern blotting when results are required. This is an efficient PCR-based method to simultaneously detect and type Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex bacteria in clinical samples (suspected nosocomial infections, outbreaks in prisons, etc.).

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