Detect and discover.
It’s in our DNA.


dnature has been operating for over a decade as a specialist PCR and qPCR business.

We provide reagents and equipment in these areas along with the associated liquid handling required for these methods, so, if you need room temperature stable reagents, we’ve got you covered.  If you have difficult environmental samples to detect, we can help you with that too. And if you want to reformat DNA/RNA samples from 96 to 384-well, at the click of a button, talk to us today.

What makes us different is that we know, use and manufacture some of the products that we distribute and sell. Because we use the same products we distribute in our own lab, we know what we sell backwards. We like to say everything’s been lab-tested in our own lab. If we don’t like it, we don’t sell it.

We are experts in PCR, qPCR and high-resolution melting analysis (HRMA) and use these techniques in our own laboratory for research and  testing.  This work ranges from plant pathogens, bee viruses & diseases through to other primary industries, as well as clinical pharmacogenetics and, more recently, COVID-19.

Get in touch if you’d like to chat.


John has been working in the PCR area for over 25 years and has been developing and optimising real-time PCR assays for 20 of these. John previously held a range of positions in Applied Science and Molecular Diagnostics for Roche before leaving Auckland to move to Gisborne and work on grapevine virus diagnostics. He brings a strong sales, technical support and laboratory background to dnature. See more

Helen came to work at dnature from Pioneer Seed so quite a different industry. Helen is responsible for the day to day running of the office as well as being your first point of contact for your orders.

Prior to establishing dnature with John, Belinda worked in a number of consumer goods marketing roles including at Nestle, Tip Top and Ecostore. Upon moving to Gisborne, she worked as a marketing consultant and led a rebrand of the Gisborne District Council. At dnature, Belinda is responsible for the overall operation of the business as well as marketing and finance.

Anthony has a BSC(Tech) and is an experienced life science professional who has worked in
a variety of roles in both public and private science and commercial organisations for the
last 23 years.

Anthony has worked as a molecular biologist in various research settings, a sales and product specialist in a large multinational corporation and most recently, as business development manager for a NZ Government funded science infrastructure company.

Anthony is based in Auckland and is responsible for account management in the upper North Island and the Otago region as well as providing technical support for the dnature range of products and instruments.

Jing received her PhD in plant protection from Lincoln University in 2020. Prior to working at dnature, Jing has worked at Lincoln University and Plant & Food Research (Lincoln) on different research projects related to plant pathogens & beneficial microorganisms.

In her spare time, Jing enjoys zumba, cooking, reading & nature walks.

Natalie studied Biomedical Sciences in the UK has held a wide range of health science related roles spanning 25 years in both in the UK and New Zealand. Many of her roles have been laboratory based with a strong focus on molecular biology and (viral) RT PCR optimisation.
She is based in Wellington and responsible for account management in the lower North Island, as well as the upper part of the South Island including Christchurch.

Rebecca has a science degree from Victoria University and works in our laboratory. Prior to this role, Rebecca was responsible for customer service as well as some lab work but post COVID-19, has been working solely in our lab. Rebecca is a keen horticulturist and all the beautiful plants in the dnature office are thanks to her.