Claremont BioSolutions and Funakoshi Announce Distribution Agreement for Japan

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Claremont BioSolutions announces distributor in Japan to expand sales and marketing efforts worldwide.

Claremont BioSolutions, LLC announced today that it has reached an agreement with Funakoshi for the distribution of its products for sample preparation, DNA isolation, and protein purification in Japan. The agreement reflects ClaremontBio’s expansion of its marketing efforts into Asia and Europe.

Funakoshi is a leading distributor of life science products and research tools to the Japanese market. Funakoshi will offer ClaremontBio’s products to customers in various academic and bioscience communities. ClaremontBio develops, manufactures, and markets next-generation cell lysis, DNA extraction, and His-tagged protein purification kits and columns. The first products to be marketed are ClaremontBio’s OmniLyse® lysis kits and PureLyse® DNA extraction kits.

“We are pleased to partner with Funakoshi, a long-time leader in the sale of tools to the research market in Japan” said Gary Blackburn, ClaremontBio’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our rapid sample preparation solutions have been well received in the US and we are committed to offering our products to customers worldwide.”

About Claremont BioSolutions.
Claremont BioSolutions ( is an emerging growth technology company specializing in disposable devices that provide solutions to what is recognized as the “bottleneck” of DNA diagnostics – sample preparation. The company has developed proprietary devices which employ micro-motors to perform very efficient mechanical cell lysis and DNA purification. These devices prepare samples for DNA analysis in less than five minutes and without any extraneous instruments. The technology is readily incorporated into sample-to-answer and “Lab on a Chip” cartridges which will aid the progression of nucleic acid testing into the point of care (POC) market.

About Funakoshi Co., Ltd.
Funakoshi, Co., Ltd., based in Tokyo, Japan, was established in 1923 as a wholesaler of medicines to hospitals in the Tokyo area and is now a leading supplier of over 110,000 products for research use from over 400 worldwide suppliers. “The mission of Funakoshi, Co., Ltd. is to offer many useful tools with leading edge technologies for Japanese researchers from all over the world to support and develop their research.”

Contact Name: John Maveety
Claremont BioSolutions, LLC
E-Mail: jmaveety(at)claremontbio(dot)com
Phone: (877) 310-2189
Fax: (909) 946-1132
Address: 1182 Monte Vista, Ave. Suite #11
Upland, CA. 91786


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