IDT-Argonaut MS partnership
In July 2019, IDT and Argonaut Manufacturing Services began co-marketing a full-service pipeline for custom lyophilized reagents. This partnership pairs IDT’s comprehensive reagent offering
with Argonaut’s lyophilization services and downstream shipping logistics. Customers are now able to design and order custom lyophilized IDT reagents in a variety of user-friendly
formats, including unit-dose beads. These beads eliminate small-volume pipetting errors, and lyophilized multi-well
plates are ideal for high-throughput sequencing applications.
The IDT-Argonaut collaboration offers customers a streamlined, trusted solution for custom lyophilized reagents. In addition, lyophilization provides a positive impact on the environment by reducing the need for expanded polystyrene (EPS) containers (generically
referred to as “styrofoam”), which are often used to ship temperature-controlled products. EPS is difficult to recycle and bulky for its weight, resulting in large landfill buildup .