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Qiagen: Apr 15, 2005

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Qiagen has recently introduced the FastLane Cell cDNA kit.

According to the company, the kit allows for the preparation of cDNA without RNA purification for use in RT-PCR. "The kit is ideal for experiments which require a snapshot of individual transcript levels, such as validation of siRNA-mediated gene knockdown," Qiagen said.

Additional details about the kit can be found at http://www1.qiagen.com/Products/Pcr/QuantitativePCR/FastLaneCellcDNAKit.aspx.

Qiagen has also recently launched the QuantiTect reverse transcription kit.

This kit provides a procedure for efficient reverse transcription and effective genomic DNA removal, the company said. The kit is dedicated for use in real-time, two-step RT-PCR, and provides high cDNA yields for sensitive quantification of even low-abundance transcripts.

Details about this kit can be found at http://www1.qiagen.com/products/pcr/QuantiTectPcrSystems/QuantiTectRevTranscriptionKit.aspx

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