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Integrated DNA Technologies Expands Global Sales Distribution Network

Company now selling directly to customers in South Korea

SKOKIE, IL (June 2, 2016) – Integrated DNA Technologies (“IDT”), the global leader in custom nucleic acid synthesis, has acquired MBiotech, Inc. (“MBiotech”), headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. MBiotech has been a distributor of IDT products for more than a decade.

In its promotion of IDT products, MBiotech has successfully made IDT’s brand well-known throughout the South Korean peninsula. The company also distributes products for other manufacturers. These other products include reagents, enzymes, kits, consumables and lab equipment. Moving forward, IDT will continue MBiotech’s distribution activities of other manufacturers’ products and plans to keep day-to-day operations unchanged.

Dr Joseph A. Walder, IDT founder and chief executive officer, commented, “IDT has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with MBiotech. We respect and welcome them into the company. MBiotech’s local-language website, efficient operations, and extensive distributor base make it a valuable asset.”

Joshua Lee, founder, president and CEO of MBiotech said, “We share IDT’s commitment to excellent customer service and quality. We are very pleased to become part of the IDT family. As one company, we will be able to offer better service to our Korean customers and those in our global markets.”

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About IDT
Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc. (IDT), the global leader in nucleic acid synthesis, serving all areas of life sciences research and development, offers products for a broad range of genomic applications. IDT’s primary business is the production of custom, synthetic nucleic acids for molecular biology applications, including qPCR, sequencing, synthetic biology, and functional genomics. The company manufactures and ships an average of 44,000 custom nucleic acids per day to more than 85,000 customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.idtdna.com.

About MBiotech
Established in South Korea, in 2003, MBiotech is a sales company focusing on the life sciences research market. In Korea, the company represents world-renowned brands, including IDT, Bioline, Mirus, Lucigen, and others, and also exports MBiotech brand products globally.