The advent of Next-Generation sequencing has supercharged our ability to explore both human and environmental microbial ecosystems using targeted sequencing approaches such as 16S rRNA and shotgun metagenomics. This has led to an explosion in the field of microbiomics. For this research proper standards and quality control measures are required. The microbiomics community has expressed a need to standardize methods to improve the reproducibility and quality of the data being generated. As such, Zymo Research developed the first commercially available Microbiomics Standards for the development, evaluation, calibration, and validation of complex microbiomics workflows encompassing sample collection, sample preparation, and analyses.

This is a summary of the microbiomics products of Zymo Research. For more details about these products please visit https://www.zymoresearch.com/products/microbiomics. For pricing, please inquire via our contact form.


  1. Sample collection tools that can reliably provide a molecular snapshot at the time of collection by stabilizing the nucleic acids at ambient temperature and rendering the sample non-infectious for safe transport;
  2. Purification methodologies that take into consideration the biases associated with differential lysis efficiency of the organism being processed (e.g. Gram-positive and negative bacteria, fungus, viruses, and associated spores);
  3. Analytical pipelines that reduce bias due to library preparation methods, PCR, and bioinformatics (e.g. GC content, log difference organism abundances, detection limit, and ability to distinguish closely related organisms).
  4. Built upon Zymo Research’s unbiased microbial DNA purification technology, Zymo offers the HostZERO™ Microbial DNA Isolation Kit that selectively depletes mammalian host DNA, thereby enriching microbial DNA. The principle is based on the selective lysis of mammalian host cells, and subsequently digesting their DNA, while keeping microbial cells intact.

Zymo Research has made it their goal to eliminate bias across the entire microbiomic workflow. Their new product line, ZymoBIOMICS™, is a complete workflow, from collection to analysis, which offers streamlined collection, purification, and the first microbial community standards.

DNA extraction with the microbiomics products from Zymo Research

Microbiomics sample kit

Sample-sized kits of Zymo Research microbiomics technologies are available for your evaluation. To order your free sample kit, please fill in the sample kit request form. You will receive the requested test kits for evaluation without any obligations.

BaseClear can only offer sample kits to customers in The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. Visit http://www.zymoresearch.com/distributors to find distributors for other countries.

Zymo Research sample request form

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