TriLink BioTechnologies, Inc. Announces Supply Agreement with ETS Laboratories

SAN DIEGO (April 15, 2010) - TriLink BioTechnologies, Inc. (TriLink) announced that it has signed an agreement with ETS Laboratories (ETS) to supply CleanAmp™ dNTPs for use in their Scorpions™ Wine Spoilage Detection System. These multiplex assays amplify genetic markers specific to each type of spoilage organism, detecting and quantifying microbial populations quickly. This gives wine producers the ability to identify potential spoilage organisms before they can have a negative impact on the wine.

CleanAmp™ dNTPs offered ETS a universal approach to improved Hot Start PCR. ETS obtained the same advantages as more costly Hot Start enzymes by replacing the standard dNTPs in their assays with CleanAmp™ dNTPs.

“CleanAmp™ dNTPs used with native Taq polymerase perform to specification in our demanding multiplex Scorpions™ assays. We get the same performance at a substantial cost savings,” said Richard DeScenzo, Microbiology Group Leader for ETS.

“We are proud to have made a key contribution to ETS Labs’ exciting new technology,” said TriLink CEO, Dr. Richard Hogrefe.

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About TriLink
TriLink manufactures custom oligonucleotides, modified nucleoside triphosphates and CleanAmp™ PCR products for the diagnostic and OEM markets. In addition, custom chemistry, contract research services and ISO/QSR compliant cGMP production facilities are offered.  TriLink's solutions help advance drug discovery and biomedical research.  Founded in 1996, TriLink is a privately held firm based in San Diego, California and employs approximately 75 scientists and other professionals. For more information about the firm and products, call 858-546-0004, email, or visit our web site at

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About ETS
ETS was established in 1978 to provide the rapidly expanding California Wine Industry with technical assistance and laboratory support.  As the industry developed in size and complexity, winery clients looked increasingly to ETS for more advanced analytical services.  Introducing new technology and developing methods to meet client needs has always been a cornerstone of the company. In addition to technical innovation, ETS has always had a strong commitment to data integrity and quality.  In 1997 ETS initiated a program to achieve full ISO accreditation by the Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) making it the first independent, domestic wine laboratory with ISO 17025 accreditation.  For more information about the firm and products, call 707-963-4806, email, or visit our web site at