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Gladstone Genomics Core to Standardize on NuGen s Ovation RNA Amplification Kit

NEW YORK, June 29 (GenomeWeb News) - The Genomics Core Laboratory at the J. David Gladstone Institute has chosen NuGen Technologies' Ovation Biotin system as its standard RNA amplification and labeling system, NuGen said today.

 

The J. David Gladstone Institutes, a nonprofit biomedical research institution affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco, will use the Ovation system for small samples to be analyzed on the Affymetrix GeneChip platform, NuGen said.

 

According to Elizabeth Hutt, vice president of sales and technical service at NuGen, the Ovation system requires a 1,000-fold smaller sample than "the previous protocol" in use at the institute, with similar sensitivity and accuracy.

 

NuGen said the system would also reduce the lab's amplification and labeling process from a two- to five-day procedure to one day.

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