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eBioscience PrimeFlow RNA Assay

eBioscience, an Affymetrix business, announced the availability of the PrimeFlow RNA Assay, a flow cytometry assay capable of simultaneously detecting RNA and proteins within millions of cells at single-cell resolution. Current flow cytometry applications are limited to antibody-based interrogation of cell surface and intracellular proteins, eBioscience noted. With the PrimeFlow assay, researchers can now incorporate the simultaneous analysis of RNA transcripts and proteins to elevate their understanding of single-cell dynamics, the company said.

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