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Dharmacon, Genospectra to Launch RNA Assays for Gene Silencing Measurement

NEW YORK, July 22 (GenomeWeb News) - Dharmacon of Lafayette, Colo., and Fremont, Calif.-based Genospectra announced today that they will launch a genome-wide line of assays designed to measure RNA changes directly from cell lysates, fresh tissue and archived tissue samples.


Genospectra will develop a line of its QuantiGene assays corresponding to Dharmacon's siGenome siRNA reagents targeting human genes. The assays will provide measurement of gene-silencing experiments using small interfering RNA (siRNA). According to the firms, using the QuantiGene bDNA assays with Dharmacon's Smartpool siRNA products will enable researchers to accurately and efficiently validate RNAi gene knockdown studies, as well as compare and standardize data between experiments and laboratories.


The partners intend to jointly sell and market the assays to the life sciences research market.

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