CytoPathfinder, a Japanese startup developing microarrays and drug-delivery technologies, last week said that Qiagen will supply it siRNAs for use on its transfection microarray for high-throughput RNAi screening.

CytoPathfinder said the deal not only gives it access to Qiagen's HiPerformance siRNA design algorithm, which it licensed from Novartis in late 2003 (see RNAi News, 12/19/2003), but a partner with a global reach — something that could prove vital for the Japanese startup as it eyes overseas markets.

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