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Norgen Biotek has launched three new urine concentration, preservation, and isolation kits for preparing DNA, RNA, microRNA, and proteins from less than 1 mL to up to 30 mL of urine for applications such as PCR, RT-PCR, qPCR, qRT-PCR, and microarray analysis.

The kits contain a Urine Concentration and Preservation Device that the company said enables rapid and simple urine concentration without the use of centrifugation, as well as preservation of DNA, RNA, and proteins in urine samples at ambient temperature. The kit also includes a Urine Preservative that prevents the growth of bacteria and fungi and inactivates viruses.

Urine DNA, RNA, and proteins in preserved samples are stable for a year at room temperature, the company said.


Sistemic has launched its SistemQC services, which monitor cells for intended or unintended change.

SistemQC is based on the company's SistemRNA technology, which profiles microRNA expression. The service uses proprietary algorithms to analyze the miRNA dataset that is produced when a cell is perturbed by a stimulus in order to provide a phenotypic "fingerprint" of the cell system.

SistemQC is suitable for use in all cells including BHK, CHO, HEK-293, NS0, PER.C6, and hybridomas, the company said.

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