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Sirna Therapeutics this week announced its scientific advisory board.
According to the company, the SAB now includes Jeffrey Bluestone, a professor at the University of California, San Francisco, and director of the UCSF Diabetes Center; Beverly Davidson, professor at the University of Iowa; and Donald Ganem, professor at UCSF.
Also joining the SAB are Joe Gray, a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researcher; Stanley Lemon, a University of Texas Medical Branch researcher; Richard Locksley, a UCSF professor; Jerrold Olefsky, a professor at the University of California, San Diego; David Russell, a researcher at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School; Xiaodong Wang, a researcher from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School; and James Wells, a UCSF professor.
Acacia Research said this week that its CombiMatrix Molecular Diagnostics division has appointed Mansoor Mohammed as its chief scientific officer and board member.
Mohammed has worked at Quest Diagnostics, and was trained as a molecular immunologist/geneticist at the University of Guelph, Ontario.
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Kreatech has launched the miRaculus miRNA isolation and labeling kit.
The kit combines the upstream isolation of the small RNA from tissue or cultured cells and the reagents necessary to label these samples for DNA microarray analysis, the company said.