Celebrating 30 Years of Innovation: Zymo Research’s Remarkable Journey


-Larry Jia, Founder/CEO

This year marks a significant milestone for Zymo Research as they celebrate their 30th anniversary. From their humble beginnings in a small garage in Orange, California, to becoming a global leader in Biotechnology, their journey has been nothing short of extraordinary. Inqaba biotec is proud to reflect on three decades of groundbreaking innovation, unwavering commitment to quality, and transformative contributions to the scientific community. As we give consideration to this remarkable journey, we also celebrate our strong partnership with them, the proud distributor of Zymo Research products in sub-Saharan Africa.

About Zymo Research:

Zymo Research is a leading provider of innovative molecular biology solutions. Founded in 1994, they are committed to simplifying complex processes in genetic research and advancing scientific discovery. Their comprehensive product portfolio includes DNA and RNA purification, Epigenetics, Microbiomics, and Next Generation  Sequencing solutions. Guided by their core belief that “The beauty of science is to make things simple,” they strive to make cutting-edge research accessible and efficient for scientists worldwide.

A Legacy of Innovation

Since their founding in 1994, Zymo Research has been at the forefront of scientific discovery, driven by a mission to simplify complex processes in molecular biology. Guided by their slogan, “The beauty of science is to make things simple,” they have consistently developed products and solutions that streamline research workflows and empower scientists to achieve more.

Transformative Milestones

Over the years, they have achieved numerous milestones that have solidified their reputation as a trusted partner in the scientific community:

1994: That vision started to materialize in the creation of industry-leading yeast research technologies, that led to the introduction of the EZ Yeast Transformation Kit.

1996: Introduction of the first-ever spin column for plasmid DNA purification, simplifying the workflow for researchers worldwide.

2001: Launch of their groundbreaking Epigenetics product line, empowering scientists to explore the complexities of DNA methylation and chromatin structure.

2006: Inqaba Biotec starts distributing Zymo Research in sub-Saharan Africa and marks Zymo’s first distributor in this region.

2007: Introduced the pellet-free Zyppy plasmid extraction technology, providing researchers with a fast, reliable, and easy-to-use method to obtain high-quality plasmid DNA for their molecular biology experiments.

2011: Direct-Zol RNA technology was introduced, an innovative method for RNA extraction that streamlines the purification process by allowing direct extraction using TRIzol® or similar acid-guanidinium-phenol-based reagents without the need for phase separation, in under 7 minutes.

2012: Double helix Epigenetic Switch Discovery.

2014: Development of DNA/RNA Shield™, a unique preservation solution that stabilizes nucleic acids and pathogens, enhancing the accuracy of downstream applications.

2015: Introduction of the ZymoPURE technology, a plasmid DNA purification kit designed to provide high yields of ultra-pure plasmid DNA in under 20 minutes.

2016: Amazing offering of a complete microbiome portfolio through unbiased microbial profiling and highly reproducible data; the ZymoBIOMICS Microbiomics Solutions.

2017: Epigenetic Aging Clock technology.

2019: NASA adopts DNA/RNA Shield for space missions.

2020: Rapid response to the COVID-19 pandemic with the creation of reliable and efficient tools, contributing to global efforts in testing and research.

2021: DNA/RNA Shield becomes the first 510(k)-cleared transport medium for COVID-19 testing.

A Strong Partnership with Inqaba Biotec

Inqaba Biotec, the sole distributor of Zymo Research products across sub-Saharan Africa since 2006, has played an integral role in extending the reach of Zymo’s innovative solutions to researchers and scientists in the region, fostering advancements in various fields of life sciences. inqaba biotec is proud to reflect on Zymo Research’s three decades of groundbreaking innovation, unwavering commitment to quality.

Commitment to Quality and Sustainability

At Zymo Research, quality is more than a standard; it is their promise. Their dedication to excellence is reflected in their rigorous quality control processes and their commitment to delivering products that researchers can trust. Moreover, they are devoted to sustainability and environmental responsibility.

Celebrating Our Community

The success of both Zymo Research and inqaba biotec, would not have been possible without the support of our incredible community. We are deeply grateful to our customers, partners, and employees who have been integral to our success. Your trust, collaboration, and dedication have been the driving forces behind our achievements.

Looking Ahead

As we all celebrate this remarkable milestone, we are more inspired than ever to continue pushing the boundaries of scientific innovation and to continue our mission of simplifying science. The future holds exciting possibilities, and together with Zymo Research, inqaba biotec is committed to providing researchers in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond, with cutting-edge tools and solutions that drive discovery and improve lives.

Join the Celebration

To commemorate their 30th anniversary, we have planned a series of special events, promotions, and initiatives throughout the year. We invite you to join us in celebrating our past, present, and future. Stay tuned for announcements, updates and connect with us on social media to share your experiences and memories with Zymo Research.

Thank You!!

Thank you for being a part of our journey. Here’s to 30 years of innovation, and to many more years of advancing science together. Cheers to the past, present, and future of Zymo Research and inqaba biotec!

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