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Ambion, OptimumFFPE RNA Isolation Kit, Molecula, siRNA Design and Purification Service

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Ambion recently introduced the Optimum FFPE RNA Isolation Kit, a system that allows for phenol-free RNA isolation from formalin- or paraformaldehyde-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissues to yield RT-PCR-competent RNA.

According to the company, the kit replaces the discontinued Ambion Paraffin Block Kit.

Details about ordering the Optimum kit can be found at http://www.ambiondx.com/products/optimum/index.html



Molecula recently introduced an siRNA design and purification service, included free with the cost of its RNA duplexes. This service can be found on the company’s website at http://www.molecula.com/new/siRNA_inquiry.html

Molecula also has introduced an siRNA library, containing siRNAs against numerous targets including G protein-coupled receptor 40, Lamin A/C, and hepatitis C.

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