COVID-19 Efforts & Partnerships
This page is updated to reflect current developments regarding Zymo Research’s involvement in the fight against COVID-19.
*This page was last updated March 31, 2020.
March 31, 2020:
Zymo Research has partnered with Tecan to launch a ready-to-go processing solution to streamline SARS-CoV-2 testing with the DreamPrep NAP workstation. The automated platform comes with pre-loaded scripts for the Quick-DNA/RNA Viral MagBead Kit that allow labs to rapidly implement and scale high-throughput COVID-19 workflows to better enable the scientific community in fighting the virus. Read the full press release here.
March 23, 2020:
Zymo Research Corp. has responded to the demand for RNA extraction kits by increasing production of the Quick-DNA/RNA Viral MagBead Kit. This kit facilitates high-throughput extraction of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA from 96 swab and saliva samples in 1-2 hours on industry-leading automated platforms, including Tecan, Hamilton, Thermo Scientific KingFisher, and others. Read the full press release here.
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Zymo Research has responded to the demand for RNA extraction kits by increasing production of the Quick-DNA/RNA Viral MagBead Kit. This kit facilitates high-throughput extraction of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA from 96 swab and saliva samples in 1-2 hours on industry-leading automated platforms, including Tecan, Hamilton, Thermo Scientific KingFisher, and others. Link in bio to read the full press release. #rnaextraction #viralextraction #covid_19 #coronavirus #coronavirusresponse #unitedagainstcovid19 #research #biotechnology #zymoresearch
March 20, 2020:
Zymo Research partners with Aperiomics to provide state-of-the-art sample collection and RNA extraction reagents for their COVID-19 test. Read the full press release here.
Zymo Research sponsors national movement to promote social distancing, encouraging users on social media to spread awareness by using the hashtag #UnitedAgainstCOVID19. Each day, one participant will is randomly chosen to receive $500 through 4/3/2020.
Extraction kits, test kits and a vaccine are only part of the solution when it comes to ending the #COVID19 pandemic. The best chance we have of winning the war against this virus is to stand united, and hold one another accountable for #socialdistancing to reduce risk of (1/6)— Zymo Research (@ZymoResearch) March 21, 2020
March 18, 2020:
A Washington Post article details Zymo Research’s latest efforts to make COVID-19 testing available to everyone, as they work with collaborators, government officials and other companies to provide at-home testing.
March 11, 2020:
Zymo Research responds to lack of reagent resources for COVID-19 by providing products for sample collection and viral extraction. Read on to find out more about these efforts…. found here.
Zymo Research responds to clinical RNA extraction kit shortage, and has a dedicated team ready to help those affected or working on COVID-19.
Labs are facing a shortage of RNA extraction kits. Zymo Research currently has RNA extraction kits available for researchers working on coronavirus testing. Please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance, we are ready to help.— Zymo Research (@ZymoResearch) March 11, 2020
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