Sigma-Aldrich agreed to produce special DNA building blocks and solvents for Febit's GENIOM platform. These are supplied as a kit that includes all reagents for synthesis of DNA oligonucleotides in the biochip, the core component of the GENIOM instrument.
In addition, Sigma-Aldrich will provide worldwide logistics for GENIOM chemicals. The cooperation was initiated in January 2006.
"Our cooperation with Sigma-Aldrich ensures maximum product quality. Thus, we are able to provide GENIOM users with highest-grade chemicals and the worldwide logistics of a market leader," comments Cord F. Stahler, president & CEO of febit biotech gmbh.
"We are glad to support febit's innovative GENIOM technology with our synthesis reagents. Conversely, this cooperation will enhance our activities in molecular biology and novel genetic technologies," adds Thorsten Ebel, Sales and Marketing Manager Biotechnology of Sigma-Aldrich.
The companies currently prepare an extension of their cooperation to reagents for sample preparation.
Both companies present themselves on the Analytica trade show in Munich (April 25-28, 2006). Febit biotech gmbh displays its technology in hall A3, booth 195.