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.




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.



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.