Title: Methods for Quantification of microRNAs and Small Interfering RNAs
Patent Number: 8,192,937
Filed: April 7, 2005
Lead Inventor: Nana Jacobson, Exiqon

Exiqon this week launched microRNA qPCR panels for preclinical toxicology research.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Exiqon today reported that its first-quarter revenues fell 13 percent year over year on weak sales in North America.

Exiqon this week launched Stem Cell Focus microRNA PCR panels for embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cell research.

Exiqon last week launched the seventh generation of its MiRcury LNA microRNA Arrays for expression profiling of microRNA from human, mouse and rat.

Gen-Probe has been awarded US Patent No. 8,153,772, "Oligonucleotide probes and primers comprising universal bases for diagnostic purposes."
Bob Brown and Timothy Riley are named as inventors on the patent.

Exiqon this week announced the launch of Pick-&-Mix microRNA qPCR panels to quantify microRNAs in human, rat, mouse, dog, monkey, and several other organisms.

Takara Bio Europe has introduced the Xfect siRNA transfection reagent.


An analysis of UK Biobank data finds hemochromatosis to be more prevalent than thought, according to the BBC.

An analysis finds that female biomedical researchers receive fewer prizes than male ones, and when they do win prizes, they are less prestigious.

In Nature this week: improved genomic analysis using a graph genome reference, tumor mutational burden could predict clinical response to immune checkpoint inhibitors, and more.

Federal researchers tell the Los Angeles Times that the shutdown is causing missed research opportunities as they try to keep their experiments going.