PALO ALTO, Calif., April 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Quartzy, the only free online laboratory supply management and ordering platform, announced today a new authorized distributor agreement with OriGene, Advansta and Jackson ImmunoResearch. Adding these life science leaders to Quartzy's supply chain and product portfolio marks another major step in the company’s drive to simplify lab management and inventory replenishment nationwide.

“It’s fantastic to see so many suppliers wanting to join us in creating a better way for labs to acquire the materials they need,” said Jayant Kulkarni, Quartzy’s Founder and CEO.  “We’re especially excited to announce our distributor agreements with OriGene, Advansta and Jackson ImmunoResearch because of their longstanding reputation in the industry and sought-after products. With them, we will be able to deliver even greater choice to our community of over 13,000 labs looking to consolidate how they get their supplies.”

These agreements promise to bring over 800,000 additional products to the Quartzy Shop, Quartzy’s digital catalog of lab supplies. Along with the portfolios of more than 1,000 suppliers including Rainin, MilliporeSigma, and New England Biolabs, the Quartzy Shop now boasts over 2 million SKUs and creates the most diverse and comprehensive catalog of lab supplies in the nation.

“We are pleased to bring on Quartzy as an additional channel to reach the scientific research community,” added Xuan Liu, Senior Vice President and General Manager for OriGene. “And we are confident that through Quartzy’s platform, university laboratories will have greater accessibility to OriGene’s broad selection of gene-based research tools.”

“Reaching this portfolio breadth milestone, combined with the recent launch of our California fulfillment center is exciting,” added Adam Regelmann, Founder and COO of Quartzy. “Our members can now consolidate even more of their purchasing activity through a single platform instead of wasting time navigating dozens of websites to get the supplies they need to keep driving scientific progress.”

Starting today, OriGene, Advansta and Jackson ImmunoResearch’s product portfolios are available on the Quartzy platform for users in the United States.

"We are particularly excited to be offering our products on the Quartzy ordering platform,” said Robin Dunlap, Vice President of Customer Services for Jackson ImmunoResearch. “Our goal at Jackson ImmunoResearch is to make the highest quality secondary antibodies and conjugates available to all in the life sciences community. Partnering with Quartzy helps us in this mission and we look forward to working together on behalf of our customers.”

About Advansta
From our research and manufacturing facilities located in California's Silicon Valley,  Advansta Inc. provides a wide range of products and reagents to simplify, accelerate and drive proteomic research. Our expertise in chemistry and protein analysis is behind all our products, and has allowed us to create the WesternBright line of chemiluminescent substrates for immuno assays. With over 1000 citations and growing every day, our flagship products have become recognized as the most advanced chemiluminescent substrates on the market.

About Jackson ImmunoResearch
Jackson ImmunoResearch Laboratories, Inc. specializes in the production and conjugation of affinity-purified secondary antibodies and purified immunoglobulins. Their products are sold primarily to scientists in universities and research institutes throughout the world who are conducting research in the plant, animal, and biomedical sciences. 

About OriGene Tehnologies
OriGene Technologies, Inc. is a gene centric life sciences company dedicated to supporting academic, diagnostic, pharmaceutical and biotech companies in their research of gene functions and drug discovery. OriGene's novel product line includes the world's largest cDNA and shRNA clone collections, over 12,000 purified human proteins produced from mammalian (HEK293) cells, over 50,000 high quality primary antibodies including TrueMAB™ mouse monoclonal antibodies and polyclonal antibodies made against full-length proteins for the conservation of native epitopes, validated “mono-specific” monoclonal antibodies called UltraMAB® which offer a unique solution to the critical issue of antibody specificity, >140,000 highly validated human tissues, and protein microarray products and services. For more information, visit www.origene.com.

About Quartzy
Quartzy provides the only complete solution for lab supply management that includes the world’s most comprehensive catalog of lab supplies and deals backed by over 1,000 of the life science industry’s top suppliers like MilliporeSigma and Rainin. Relied on by over 160,000 scientists in more than 13,000 labs nationwide, Quartzy delivers full supply lifecycle management that combines world-class inventory tracking with user-friendly order request tools to streamline communication and save labs time and money. Founded by scientists in 2011, Quartzy has raised more than $22M from Khosla Ventures, Eminence Capital, Y Combinator and others. Learn more about Quartzy at www.quartzy.com.

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