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Qiagen: May 10, 2007

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Qiagen recently introduced the FlexiTube siRNA, a line of siRNAs against customer-specified targets available in one nanomolar amounts.
 
According to the company, FlexiTube allows customers to order a small number of siRNAs in cost-effective quantities. The siRNAs come lyophilized in tubes.
 
Qiagen also introduced this week the MiScript line of microRNA assay technologies.
The line incorporates a technology that allows researchers to identify multiple miRNAs from a single cDNA reaction in a given biological sample, the company said.

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