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Ambion and Cenix to Develop Genome-Wide siRNA Library

NEW YORK, March 24 - Ambion and Cenix BioScience are partnering to co-develop and commercialize a library of short interfering RNA (siRNA) for the entire human genome, the companies said today.


Cenix, a spin-out from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory and the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, will design siRNA reagents to enable high-throughput genome-wide screening in human cells, while Ambion will manufacture and market the reagents. The companies plan on updating the siRNA library in step with human genome sequence annotations.


The library is expected to be on the market in the middle of 2003.

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