By Bernadette Toner

Life Technologies plans to launch in mid-2010 an "open kit" for its line of TaqMan Protein Expression Assays, which will enable researchers to design their own real-time qPCR-based proximity-ligation assays for protein analysis.

The launch of the flexible open kit follows a set of fixed TaqMan Protein Expression Assays for stem cell research that the company released in August.

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