Sigma-Aldrich's eCommerce to Offer Speedy DNA Services

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Lab chemical and life sciences company Sigma-Aldrich Corporation SIAL declared that it has extended its distribution agreements with Genewiz and Oxford Genetics for providing a speedy web-based ordering process for most synthetic DNA to customers.

This eCommerce platform from Sigma-Aldrich will enable scientists to place orders for synthesized genes from Genewiz in addition to getting them delivered in a SnapFast vector from Oxford Genetics. This will further save time for end-users, eliminating the need to wait for a quote.

According to Josef Zihlmann, Vice President of Product Management and R&D for Sigma-Aldrich, researchers buying synthetic biology or gene synthesis services frequently rely on a quoting system which delays orders by more than 24 hours. Sigma-Aldrich's eCommerce platform unites Genewiz's synthesized gene services and Oxford Genetics' SnapFast technology to provide a time as well as cost-saving solution to researchers.

Sigma-Aldrich recently reported third-quarter 2015 earnings per share of 94 cents compared with 90 cents earned in the year-ago quarter. Sales for the quarter rose roughly 1.9% year over year to $703 million, while operating income improved 5.2% to $162 million in the quarter.

Sigma-Aldrich looks forward to joining Germany-based Merck KGaA. The acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich by Merck KGaA, is expected to be completed by Nov 2015.

Sigma-Aldrich currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

Better-ranked companies in the specialty chemical space include American Vanguard Corp. AVD , Chemtura Corporation CHMT and Daqo New Energy Corp. DQ , all carrying a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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