Betting that informatics know-how and novel content will distinguish it from rivals in the microRNA array space, Asuragen launched its DiscovArray miRNA Expression Services, which use an Affymetrix-manufactured array to screen all validated miRNAs from the Sanger Center’s miRBase repository as well as 12,000 exploratory human miRNAs.

The company hopes that it can attract customers that would rather outsource miRNA expression profiling projects than buy a catalog array from firms like Exiqon and Agilent Technologies.

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