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Partek, Life Tech Integrate Bioinformatics Software, TaqMan Assays


Partek and Life Technologies have partnered to integrate Partek's bioinformatics software with Life Tech's real-time PCR assays, the companies said today.

Under the agreement, users of Partek's Flow, Genomics Suite, and Pathway software are able to select from a number of Life Tech TaqMan real-time PCR assays directly from the software user interface.

Partek’s software suite helps scientists analyze next-generation sequencing and microarray data with statistics and visualization tools. Researchers widely use real-time PCR to validate and further characterize these genomic experiments.

Once the Partek software identifies lists of genes or regions of interest from high-throughput genomics experiments, the integration provides a seamless connection between that information and the appropriate TaqMan assays for follow-up experiments, the companies explained. The partners expect that users will also be able to increase the accuracy of their experiments by avoiding manual, time-consuming research required to choose the correct TaqMan assay.

This direct interface is available for any list of genes or regions for any application including RNA-seq, transcriptome, miRNA, SNP genotyping, and copy number analysis.

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