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Qiagen, Evotec Form RNAi Imaging Technology Partnership

NEW YORK, Sept. 13 (GenomeWeb News) - Qiagen said today that it has signed a deal to combine its TOM-amidites chemistry-based RNAi products with Evotec Technologies' imaging Opera platform.


According to Qiagen, the companies intend to publish scientific application notes that applications that can be more easily accomplished using the combination of the technologies. The first application note, "Ultra High-Throughput Gene Silencing for Rapid, Economical Functional Genomics Studies," will be published by Qiagen in the "near future," the company said.


Financial terms of the arrangement were not disclosed.


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In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.