ZyGEM (New Zealand) and Microlab Diagnostics (USA) Acquired by MicroGEM International PLC

The reagents of ZyGEM (Hamilton, NZ) and the microfluidics technology of MicroLab Diagnostics (Charlottesville, USA) have re-emerged under the umbrella of MicroGEM International PLC. MicroGEM is pleased to build upon the work of its subsidiaries by providing novel reagents and microfluidic instrumentation to the forensic sector, while developing reagents and technologies for new markets, including the agricultural and life science industries.

MicroGEM continues to develop instruments and consumables to simplify nucleic acid analysis in the laboratory and beyond. Products in development will provide forensic laboratories with new tools to address backlog and incoming samples.

New products include the PDQeX, low cost device that produces PCR and HID-ready DNA in minutes. Together with a new formulation phytoGEM, it will also allow rapid extraction from plant leaves.


MicroGEM International PLC Board of Directors
Left to right: James Landers, Richard Healey, Jonathan Sims, Martin Goddard, David Saul (Absent: Garth Smith)

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