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Affy and Qiagen Pen Collaboration on GeneChips, siRNA

NEW YORK, Oct. 31 (GenomeWeb News) - Affymetrix and Venlo, Netherlands-based Qiagen announced today that they have agreed to collaborate by using Affy's GeneChip to optimize Qiagen's siRNA technology.


The companies said that access to Affy's arrays would allow Qiagen to determine the on- and off-target effects of siRNA's silencing effect on a genome-wide scale.


"The whole-genome view that Affymetrix arrays offer will give researchers a more complete understanding of the downstream effects of siRNAs in their experiments and clinical research," Trevor Nicholls, Affy's chief commercial officer, said in a statement.


Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.


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