7 March 2014
New England Biolabs® announces supply agreement with Lumora
5th March, 2014 (Ipswich, MA, USA) New England Biolabs, Inc. (NEB®), a world leader in the production and supply of recombinant enzymes and related reagents for the life science industry, has strengthened its position as a key supplier to the fast-growing molecular diagnostics market by signing an agreement to manufacture and supply critical reagents to Lumora, a provider of state-of-the-art molecular in vitro diagnostic products.
Under the terms of the agreement, NEB will manufacture and supply its proprietary Bst 2.0 DNA Polymerase, a robust enzyme for isothermal amplification and a key component of Lumora’s Bioluminescent Assay in Real Time (BART) technology. NEB will also manufacture and supply a range of supporting reagents for use in the development and commercialization of Lumora’s molecular diagnostics assay products.
Lumora’s Commercial Director Hayden Jeffreys commented, “NEB is one of the leading suppliers of molecular biology enzymes and associated reagents for life science research. This agreement will allow us to access NEB’s expertise and reagents, ensuring we are able to provide our customers and partners with the most effective diagnostics.”
“We are pleased to formalize our relationship with Lumora by applying our technical and commercial expertise, so that Lumora’s technology continues to be a success in the molecular diagnostics market.” said Dr. Kiran Gulati, Associate Director, Business Development for Europe at NEB. “NEB has built a strong reputation with a large number of customers across the life sciences sector, and is serving a growing share of molecular diagnostics manufacturers’ needs for key reagents. By working with innovative companies with strong technologies, such as Lumora, we can help ensure that these technologies achieve commercial success.”