MoBiTec GmbH

Eurogentec (EGT), Belgium, Appoints MoBiTec GmbH as Distributor for Germany

Eurogentec (EGT) is a leading provider of innovative products and services to the life science, diagnostic, and pharmaceutical community. MoBiTec is selling the products of AnaSpec, which now is part of EGT, for more than 10 years already. The agreement allows MoBiTec to also offer EGT's state-of-the-art qPCR kits, oligonucleotides, and further products related to genomics to its customers.

Goettingen, Germany, August 14, 2015 --( Eurogentec was founded in 1985 as a spin-off from the University of Liège (Belgium), and its headquarters are located in the LIEGE Science Park. The company has subsidiaries in France, Germany, UK, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, and production facilities in Liège (BE) and San Diego (USA).
In 2009, Eurogentec acquired AnaSpec, a privately held proteomics company based in Fremont, California. Founded in 1993, AnaSpec is a leading provider of integrated proteomics solutions for life science research and diagnostics with expertise in peptides synthesis, labeled peptides and antibodies, fluorescent dyes, and enzyme activity assays.

In 2010, Eurogentec became part of Kaneka Corporation. Kaneka Corporation is a company headquartered in Osaka, Japan, with subsidiaries across the globe. Kaneka employs more than 8400 people worldwide.

Through its three inter-related business units (BU), EGT provides high quality products to scientists involved in the life science, biotechnology, diagnostic, and pharmaceutical markets. Eurogentec is fully ISO 9001, ISO 13485 certified, cGMP accredited by the Belgian Ministry of Health, and approved by the US FDA for the commercial manufacturing of a biologic for the US market.

The Life Science Research BU is specialized in innovative solutions in Genomics and Proteomics. Expert in small and large-scale synthesis, Eurogentec proposes a wide range of reagents, kits, and consumables for Life Science applications such as Custom Oligonucleotides, high performance PCR/qPCR Kits & Reagents (including high pure Diamond Taq® DNA Polymerases), catalog dyes, peptides & antibodies. Eurogentec is also specialist in the design and synthesis of custom peptides and production of custom antibodies (including a 28-day Speedy protocol) as well as producing pre-dispensed assays in a GMP environment.

The In Vitro Diagnostics BU provides technical and project support for contract manufacturing of GMP oligonucleotides and Taq DNA polymerases for use in Molecular Diagnostic applications. As a certified ISO 13485 and GMP compliant manufacturer, EGT's manufacturing processes take place in classified clean rooms with controlled processes and full traceability. The production facilities in Belgium and US enable high quality materials for the in vitro Diagnostic community.

The GMP BioManufacturing BU is a full-service Contract Manufacturing Organization (CMO) and offers significant know-how in process development, technology transfer, formulation, scale-up, and manufacturing of GMP proteins, protein conjugates, plasmids, and bacterial vaccines for pre-clinical, clinical, and commercial uses, all according to FDA and EMA requirements. Experts in microbial production (E. coli, P. pastoris, etc), Eurogentec offers various development strategies based on protein refolding, periplasmic expression, and protein expression by secretion. As a one-stop shop, Eurogentec provides a complete gene to injectable service offering.

After EGT acquired AnaSpec, USA, it was a logical consequence to keep an established partner such as MoBiTec GmbH as distributor. MoBiTec began to sell fluorescent dyes, manufactured by Molecular Probes, USA, about 20 years ago. As such, MoBiTec was well prepared to also supply AnaSpec's dyes and reagents to the scientific community in Germany and some adjacent countries, e.g., Poland and Austria. With the now inked agreement Eurogentec and MoBiTec continue to offer scientists perfect yet affordable solutions for their daily scientific tasks.

About MoBiTec GmbH

MoBiTec GmbH (Goettingen, Germany) is a privately held company (founded in 1987) that offers research tools for molecular and cell biology. Products include DNA vectors for cloning and expression, cell transfection reagents and cell culture tools, immobilized and soluble enzymes, products for genomics and proteomics research, numerous antibodies and recombinant proteins, superior fluorescence reagents and kits, affinity chromatography products, as well as general laboratory equipment.

In parallel to its own product lines, MoBiTec distributes products from international companies in Germany. MoBiTec products are distributed worldwide, in Germany from their home office, in other countries by distributors.
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