IRVINE, Calif., May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Zymo Research Corp. announced today the final stage of testing for their new reference materials that help researchers obtain the most accurate and unbiased workflows from sample collection to analyses. The rapid growth of the study of microbiomes has increased the demand for researchers to have standard methods to improve the reproducibility and quality of the data being generated. Biases inherently exist at every step of the measurement process including collection and extraction techniques; therefore, there is a great need for the adoption of reference materials to identify and eliminate measurement bias.
Dr. Graham Threadgill, Vice President of Marketing for Zymo Research Corp., noted, "With the recent White House announcement on the formation of the National Microbiome Initiative (NMI) we feel Zymo Research is in a unique position in this market space to enable stakeholders participating in this initiative to answer fundamental questions about microbiomes. We want to test the ZymoBIOMICS standards in the 'real world' with 'real customers' to obtain their feedback of the product. Our new ZymoBIOMICS standards will allow researchers to get consistent quality data by eliminating data bias."
To find out more about Zymo Research's beta test and/or to sign up to participate in the trial, go to http://www.zymoresearch.com/beta-test/zymobiomics-standards. Participants will receive a free sample of ZymoBIOMICS™ Microbial Community Standards and a DNA Mini Kit. The data received from the pre-release testing will allow Zymo Research to integrate customer input into the final product that will be officially released in June at the ASM Microbe 2016 conference, June 17-20, 2016, in Boston, MA.
Zymo Research Corp. will host a webinar on June 9, 2016 at 9:00 am PDT / 12:00 pm EDT. Speakers include Ryan Kemp, Director of Nucleic Acid Solutions, and Dr. Shuiquan Tang, Scientist, at Zymo Research. The speakers will provide information how reference materials improve the quality of data generated from microbiomic studies. Go to https://www.labroots.com/ms/webinar/standardizing-microbiomics to register. There will be time slotted to answer participants' questions.
About Zymo Research Corporation
Zymo Research Corporation is a privately held company based in Irvine, California, USA. Since its inception in 1994 it has been serving the academic and biopharmaceutical scientific communities by providing DNA and RNA purification products. Their goal is to help scientists reduce time in the lab by eliminating steps and making the entire DNA/RNA extraction process simpler and faster. In addition to the nucleic acid purification products, Zymo Research also offers genetic, epigenetic and transcriptome analysis services. Zymo Research provides high quality products that are simple to use yet robust in their performance.
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