Sigma-Aldrich Research business unit has announced an alliance with VIB, a leading life science research institute based in Flanders, Belgium, focused on translational research in medical, agricultural and industrial applications. The alliance will focus on the commercialization and supply of new tools and technologies to help meet the evolving needs of translational researchers.

The VIB collaboration is the second partnership of its kind that Sigma-Aldrich has made to expand its portfolio and provide new innovations and products. Sigma-Aldrich recently announced an agreement with Scripps Research Institute to accelerate the commercialization of research reagents.